Bruins announce preseason schedule for 2011-12 season

Chara/By S. Bradley

Get your calendars out.

The Bruins today announced that their first official on-ice practice will be Saturday, Sept. 17 and also revealed the dates and times for the preseason games.

You can expect to see Zdeno Chara on the ice well in advance of those official workouts, but everything will get formalized after the 17th. Camp opens on Sept. 16 with physical exams and fitness testing.

Also, the team’s annual golf tournament will be Sept. 12 back at The International in Bolton, Mass.

Here’s a look at that preseason game schedule:

Wednesday, September 21

Boston Bruins at Ottawa Senators (Scotia Bank Place, Ottawa, ON, 7:30 p.m. ET)

Friday, September 23

Boston Bruins vs. New York Islanders (TD Garden, Boston, MA, 7:00 p.m. ET)

Sunday, September 25

Boston Bruins vs. Montreal Canadiens (Hailfax Metro Centre, Halifax, NS, 7:00 p.m. local)

Monday, September 26

Boston Bruins at Montreal Canadiens (Bell Centre, Montreal, QC, 7:30 p.m. ET)

Thursday, September 29

Boston Bruins vs. Ottawa Senators (TD Garden, Boston, MA, 7:00 p.m. ET)

Saturday, October 1

Boston Bruins at New York Islanders (Webster Bank Arena, Bridgeport, CT, 7:00 p.m. ET)

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