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)