St. Louis Blues Announce Preseason Schedule


In what will likely be the last somewhat relevant St. Louis Blues news announced until the 2015-16 regular season schedule is revealed on June 22, the Blues’ preseason schedule for the upcoming season was announced on Tuesday.

A new addition to the preseason schedule is a set of split-squad games that will take place on September 22 with the Columbus Blue Jackets, with each team hosting a home game at the same time. This practice, which has been a staple of Major League Baseball’s spring training for many years, allows teams to evaluate twice the players in one short period of time. It’s especially effective in the early part of the preseason, when training camp rosters often exceed 60 or even 70 players, and quite frankly it’s surprising that it hasn’t become more of a widespread practice in the NHL.

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In contrast to this past season, when the Blues played a home preseason game in Kansas City, Missouri, all of the Blues’ preseason home games this year will take place at Scottrade Center.

Here’s the full schedule of Blues preseason games for 2015:

September 22, 2015 vs. Columbus Blue Jackets, 7:00 PM CT (split-squad)

September 22, 2015 at Columbus Blue Jackets, 6:00 PM CT (split-squad)

September 24, 2015 vs. Dallas Stars, 7:00 PM CT

September 26, 2015 at Chicago Blackhawks, 7:30 PM CT

September 29, 2015 at Dallas Stars, 7:30 PM CT

October 1, 2015 vs. Chicago Blackhawks, 7:00 PM CT

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