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Kings announce 2011-12 preseason schedule

June 21, 2011 | 11:46 am

Lk50m7nc The 2010-11 NHL season ended only a few days ago, but next season's NHL schedule will be announced this week, and the Kings on Tuesday announced their exhibition schedule.

They will play seven exhibition games against NHL teams, two at Staples Center plus one as the "home" team against the Colorado Avalanche at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas -- the annual "Frozen Fury" matchup -- and one against the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Sprint Center in Kansas City. That arena is managed by AEG, the company that owns the Kings.

The team's final exhibition game will be on Oct. 4 in Hamburg, Germany, against the Hamburg Freezers of the German Elite League. The Kings will open the NHL season Oct. 7 in Stockholm, Sweden, and Oct. 8 in Berlin, Germany.

Tickets for the two games at Staples Center are scheduled to go on sale Aug. 18. Tickets are on sale for the games at Las Vegas and Kansas City.

Here's the preseason schedule (all times Pacific):

Sept. 21  vs. Coyotes at Arena,  7 p.m. (split squad)

Sept. 21   vs. Coyotes at Staples Center,  7:30 p.m. (split squad)

Sept. 25   vs. Ducks at Staples Center,  6:30 p.m.

Sept. 27   vs. Penguins at Kansas City, 5 p.m.

Sept. 28   vs. Avalanche at  Pepsi Center,  6 p.m.

Sept. 30   vs. Ducks at Honda Center, 7 p.m.

Oct. 1  vs. Avalanche at MGM Grand Las Vegas,  6 p.m.

Oct. 4 vs. Hamburg Freezers at O2 World Arena Hamburg, Germany, 10 a.m.


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Photo: Los Angeles Kings congratulate each other in a game in San Jose on April 23, 2011. Credit: Ezra Shaw / Getty Images