Ovechkin, Caps to visit Hawks in preseason

The Chicago Blackhawks will open their 2011-12 preseason schedule in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan against the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday Sept., 20, the team announced on Monday.

It’s the first of seven preseason games, three of which will be played at the United Center. The Hawks will host the Washington Capitals on Friday, Sept. 23; Detroit on Wednesday, Sept. 28; and the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sept. 30.

Additionally, the Hawks will visit each of those teams on the road.