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Artemi Panarin (left) and Nick Schmaltz (right) celebrate a goal in a preseason game against the Detroit Red Wings at the United Center last year. The Hawks will play the Red Wings twice in the preseason this year. (Charles Rex Arbogast/AP

Blackhawks open 2017-18 preseason at Columbus on Sept. 19

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SHARE Blackhawks open 2017-18 preseason at Columbus on Sept. 19

It seems like the Blackhawks’ season ended . . . just six or seven weeks ago. But the next season is right around the corner.

The Hawks released their 2017-18 preseason schedule Thursday, which is highlighted by home-and-home games against the one-time rival Red Wings and another Original Six opponent, the Bruins.

Joel Quenneville’s 10th Hawks squad will open against the Blue Jackets on Sept. 19 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, and their preseason home opener will be against the Red Wings on Sept. 21 at the United Center. The game Sept. 28 in Detroit will mark the Hawks’ first look at the Red Wings’ new stadium, Little Caesars Arena.

Ticket information will be released at a later date.

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Hawks’ preseason schedule

Sept. 19: at Columbus, 6 p.m.

Sept. 21: vs. Detroit, 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 23: vs. Columbus, 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 25: at Boston, 6 p.m.

Sept. 28: at Detroit, 6:30 p.m.

Sept. 30: vs. Boston, 7:30 p.m.

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