Bergeron and the Bruins should be back Sept. 21 /Photo by S. Bradley

The Bruins today announced some key dates for the outset of the 2012-13 season, including that rookie camp is set to open Sept. 14  in Wilmington, Mass.

Boston also announced that main training camp will open a week later on Sept. 21 and the team is scheduled to play seven preseason games.

Of course, this is all predicated on their being no work stoppage. The Collective Bargaining Agreement is set to expire Sept. 15 and there have been no talks between the owners and players association reported.

Here’s a look at the preseason schedule:



Tuesday, September 25
Bruins at Washington Capitals (Verizon Center, Washington, DC, 7:00 p.m. ET)

Wednesday, September 26
Bruins at Buffalo Sabres (First Niagara Center, Buffalo, NY, 7:00 p.m. ET)

Saturday, September 29
Bruins vs. Winnipeg Jets (Credit Union Centre, Saskatoon, SK, 9:00 p.m. ET)

Sunday, September 30
Bruins at Winnipeg Jets (MTS Centre, Winnipeg, MB, 8:00 p.m. ET)

Wednesday, October 3
Bruins vs. Washington Capitals (TD Garden, Boston, MA, 7:00 p.m. ET)

Friday, October 5
Bruins vs. Buffalo Sabres (TD Garden, Boston, MA, 7:00 p.m. ET)

Saturday, October 6
Bruins at Montreal Canadiens (Bell Centre, Montreal, QC, 7:00 p.m. ET)