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Pittsburgh Penguins 2018 training camp schedule, roster dates, games

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The Penguins have released details on their official 2018 training camp roster, and practice dates.

General manager Jim Rutherford and his staff have invited 56 players to camp this year, including 32 forwards, 18 defensemen and six goaltenders. Click here to view the complete camp roster.

No real surprises on the roster- Rutherford said earlier there would be no professional tryouts and there are none. There are also zero amateur tryouts from the rookie camp, everyone in camp either has an NHL contract or is a former draft choice. So looks like there will be no young player signings like Jordy Bellerive / Alex D’Orio for this September, which based off what we saw in Buffalo last weekend with overall poor performances isn’t that surprising.

From a team email, below is a look at the Penguins’ complete training camp schedule (all practices are at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex unless noted):

Friday, September 14

9:00-9:45 AM - Team 1 Practice (Rink 1)

9:00-9:45 AM - Team 2 Practice (Rink 2)

10:00-10:45 AM - Team 1 vs. Team 2 Scrimmage (Rink 1)

10:45-11:05 AM - Teams 1 and 2 Conditioning (Rinks 1 & 2)

11:30 AM-12:15 PM - Team 3 Practice (Rink 1)

12:45-1:30 PM - Team 3 Practice and Conditioning (Rink 1)

Saturday, September 15

9:00-9:45 AM - Team 2 Practice (Rink 1)

9:00-9:45 AM - Team 3 Practice (Rink 2)

10:00-10:45 AM - Team 2 vs. Team 3 Scrimmage (Rink 1)

10:45-11:05 AM - Teams 2 and 3 Conditioning (Rinks 1 & 2)

11:30 AM-12:15 PM - Team 1 Practice (Rink 1)

12:45-1:30 PM - Team 1 Practice and Conditioning (Rink 1)

Sunday, September 16

9:00-9:45 AM - Team 3 Practice (Rink 1)

9:00-9:45 AM - Team 1 Practice (Rink 2)

10:00-10:45 AM - Team 3 vs. Team 1 Scrimmage (Rink 1)

10:45-11:05 AM - Teams 3 and 1 Conditioning (Rinks 1 & 2)

11:30 AM-12:15 PM - Team 2 Practice (Rink 1)

12:45-1:30 PM - Team 2 Practice and Conditioning (Rink 1)

Monday, September 17

9:00-9:45 AM - Team TBD Practice (Rink 1)

10:00-10:45 AM - Team TBD Practice (Rink 1)

11:00 AM-12:30 PM - Championship Game - Teams TBD (Rink 1)

Tuesday, September 18

10:00 AM - Non-Game Group Practice (Rink 2)

11:30 AM - Morning Skate (Rink 1)

7:00 PM - GAME at BUFFALO (KeyBank Center)

Wednesday, September 19

10:00 AM - Morning Skate (Rink 1)

11:30 AM - Non-Game Group Practice (Rink 1)

7:30 PM - GAME at DETROIT (Little Caesars Arena)

Thursday, September 20

DAY OFF

Friday, September 21

10:10-11:30 AM - Team 1 Practice (Rink 1)

12:30-2:00 PM - Team 2 Practice (Rink 1)

Saturday, September 22

3:00 PM - GAME vs. COLUMBUS (PPG Paints Arena)

Sunday, September 23

3:00 PM - GAME vs. DETROIT (PPG Paints Arena)

Monday, September 24

DAY OFF

Tuesday, September 25

11:00 AM - Practice (Rink 1)

Wednesday, September 26

10:30 AM - Morning Skate (PPG Paints Arena)

7:00 PM - GAME vs. BUFFALO (PPG Paints Arena)

Thursday, September 27

12:00 PM - Practice (Rink 1)

Friday, September 28

10:30 AM - Morning Skate (Rink 1)

7:00 PM - GAME at COLUMBUS (Nationwide Arena)

Saturday, September 29

DAY OFF

The Pens regular season begins with a three game home-stand on Thursday October 4th. In the season opener Pittsburgh hosts the Washington Capitals before games against Montreal and Vegas.