The expansion Atlanta Thrashers begin training camp next week in Orlando, Fla., and will play an eight-game exhibition schedule before opening their inaugural season Oct. 2 against the New Jersey Devils at Phillips Arena in Atlanta. The Thrashers' exhibition schedule:
Sept. 11 vs. Nashville Predators at Columbus, Ga.; 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 12 vs. St. Louis Blues at Grand Rapids, Mich.; 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 14 vs. St. Louis Blues at St. Louis; 7 p.m.
Sept. 15 vs. Carolina Hurricanes at Greenville, S.C.; 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 18 vs. New York Rangers at Atlanta (Phillips Arena); 7 p.m.
Sept. 19 vs. New Jersey Devils at Atlanta (Phillips Arena); 3 p.m.
Sept. 24 vs. Carolina Hurricanes at Charleston, S.C.; 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 28 vs. Nashville Predators at Nashville, Tenn.; TBA