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Rangers News: Rangers Announce Preseason Schedule

The New York Rangers added yet another European preseason game to their schedule this afternoon and this one will be played in Bratislava, Slovakia - the country's capital. To date, the Blueshirts' preseason schedule looks like this:

September 21 - New Jersey Devils @ Albany

September 23 - New Jersey Devils @ Newark

September 26 - Philadelphia Flyers @ Phlly

September 29 - HC Sparta Prague @ Prague, Czech Republic

September 30 - Frolunda Indians @ Gothenburg, Sweden

October 2 - HC Slovan @ Bratislava, Slovakia

October 3 - EV Zug @ Zug, Switzerland

This should be the final European game they add to the schedule, so what you see above is likely their finalized preseason calendar.

Official press release after the jump....

RANGERS ANNOUNCE 2011 PRESEASON SCHEDULE

New York, July 20, 2011 – The New York Rangers announced their 2011 preseason schedule today, featuring four games in Europe and a total of seven games.

The Rangers 2011 preseason schedule will open with a pair of games against the New Jersey Devils, beginning on Wednesday, September 21 at Times Union Center in Albany, NY, and continuing on Friday, September 23, at Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. New York will then match-up against the Philadelphia Flyers on Monday, September 26 at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA, before traveling to four European countries for four exhibition contests in five days. The Rangers will face-off against HC Sparta on Thursday, September 29 in Prague, Czech Republic, before heading to Gothenburg, Sweden to face Frolunda on Friday, September 30. The Blueshirts will close out their 2011 preseason schedule with a back-to-back set vs. HC Slovan on Sunday, October 2 in Bratislava, Slovakia, and vs. EV Zug on Monday, October 3 in Zug, Switzerland. New York will open their 2011-12 regular season schedule with a pair of games in Stockholm, Sweden, against the Los Angeles Kings on Friday, October 7 and the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday, October 8.

The 2011 New York Rangers training camp begins with players reporting to the Madison Square Garden Training Facility on Friday, September 16.

RANGERS 2011 PRESEASON SCHEDULE

Day Date Opponent Site Time

Wednesday September 21 New Jersey Albany, NY 7:00 p.m.

Friday September 23 New Jersey Newark, NJ 7:00 p.m.

Monday September 26 Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA 7:00 p.m.

Thursday September 29 HC Sparta Prague, Czech Republic 1:00 p.m.

Friday September 30 Frolunda Gothenburg, Sweden 1:00 p.m.

Sunday October 2 HC Slovan Bratislava, Slovakia 11:00 a.m.

Monday October 3 EV Zug Zug, Switzerland 2:00p.m.

***All Times Are Eastern Standard Time.