The Blackhawks will take on the St. Louis Blues in their lone exhibition game prior to their five-game play-in series against the Edmonton Oilers, the NHL announced Tuesday. The game will be played on Wednesday, July 29 at 5:30 p.m. CT, which is three days before the qualifying round begins on Aug. 1.
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The league also released the full schedule between the Blackhawks-Oilers:
Game 1 – Aug. 1 at 2 p.m. CT
Game 2 – Aug. 3 at 9:30 p.m. CT
Game 3 – Aug. 5 at 9:30 p.m. CT
Game 4 – Aug. 7 (TBD)*
Game 5 – Aug. 8 (TBD)*
The Blackhawks kicked off Phase 3 of formal training camps on Monday at Fifth Third Arena, where they will have a two-week period to prepare before traveling to their hub city of Edmonton on July 26.
Each of the 24 teams in the NHL’s Return to Play format will have an opportunity to play in a tune-up game before hitting the ground running. Is there a better measuring stick for the Blackhawks than the defending Stanley Cup champions?
2020 NHL season restart: Blackhawks-Oilers full schedule and exhibition opponent originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago