COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Columbus Blue Jackets recently released its eight-game preseason schedule, which includes four home games at Nationwide Arena.

The Blue Jackets will play home and road games against the Buffalo Sabres, Detroit Red Wings, Pittsburgh Penguins and St. Louis Blues. The team opens the preseason play with games on three consecutive days, starting Sept. 27.

Here is the Columbus Blue Jackets preseason schedule:

  • Monday, Sept. 27 at Pittsburgh Penguins, 7 p.m. 
  • Tuesday, Sept. 28: Buffalo Sabres, 7 p.m. 
  • Wednesday, Sept. 29: St. Louis Blues, 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 2 at Detroit Red Wings, 7 p.m. 
  • Monday, Oct. 4 at Buffalo Sabres, 7 p.m. 
  • Wednesday, Oct. 6: Detroit Red Wings, 7 p.m.
  • Friday, Oct. 8 at St. Louis Blues, 8 p.m. 
  • Saturday, Oct. 9: Pittsburgh Penguins, 7 p.m. 

The Blue Jackets' complete 2021-22 regular season schedule as well as ticket information will be announced at later dates, officials said.

The Blue Jackets went 18-26-12 last season and parted ways with coach John Tortorella after six seasons. 

The team went 227-166-54 under Tortorella, including a franchise-best 50-24-8 finish in 2016-17, according to the Associated Press.

The Blue Jackets promoted Brad Larsen to take over as the head coach in June.