Bruins’ 2012-13 preseason schedule includes Saskatchewan swing

The Bruins have released their 2012-13 preseason schedule, which includes a stop in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

Training camp will officially open on Sept. 21 at Ristuccia Arena. The first preseason game will take place on Sept. 25 against Washington at the Verizon Center.

The Bruins will play Winnipeg at Saskatoon’s Credit Union Centre on Sept. 29. The following night, the teams will have a rematch at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, the Jets’ home rink.

The Bruins first started considering the Saskatoon visit last summer. While they have some concern about fatigue, they consider the trip an opportunity for team bonding.

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Rookies report to Ristuccia Arena on Sept. 14.

Here is the preseason schedule:

Sept. 25: Bruins at Capitals (Verizon Center, Washington)
Sept. 26: Bruins at Sabres (First Niagara Center, Buffalo)
Sept. 29: Bruins vs. Jets (Credit Union Centre, Saskatoon)
Sept. 30: Bruins at Jets (MTS Centre, Winnipeg)
Oct. 3: Bruins vs. Capitals (TD Garden),
Oct. 5: Bruins vs. Sabres (TD Garden),
Oct. 6: Bruins at Canadiens (Bell Centre, Montreal)

The NHL’s collective bargaining agreement is set to expire on Sept. 15. It’s possible the preseason and the start of the regular season could be in doubt.