Ukko-Pekka Lukkonen will likely receive plenty of preseason action for Buffalo. ©2023, Micheline Veluvolu

Sabres release 2023 preseason schedule

The Buffalo Sabres will be playing seven preseason games, including a Kraft Hockeyville contest against the Toronto Maple Leafs in St. Thomas, Ontario, prior to the 2023-24 regular season, the team announced Wednesday.

The Hockeyville game, which will be played Sept. 27 at Joe Thornton Community Centre, gives the Sabres an extra preseason outing.

West Lorne, Ontario, which is about 40 miles from St. Thomas, won the annual Hockeyville contest. In addition to the having an exhibition game played nearby, West Lorne Arena will be awarded $250,000 in rink upgrades.

Broadcast and ticket information for the preseason games will be announced at a later date.

The schedule:

Sept. 24: Buffalo at Washington Capitals, 2 p.m., Capital One Arena

Sept. 26: Boston Bruins at Buffalo, 7 p.m., KeyBank Center

Sept. 27: Buffalo vs. Toronto Maple Leafs, time TBA, Joe Thornton Community Centre

Sept. 28: Buffalo at Pittsburgh Penguins, 7 p.m., PPG Paints Arena

Sept. 30: Columbus Blue Jackets at Buffalo, 3 p.m., KeyBank Center

Oct. 4: Buffalo at Columbus Blue Jackets, 7 p.m., Nationwide Arena

Oct. 6: Pittsburgh Penguins at Buffalo, 7 p.m., KeyBank Center

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