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Sabres to face German pro team

Updated: April 26, 2011, 5:25 PM ET
Associated Press

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Buffalo Sabres will play an exhibition game against German pro team Adler Mannheim in October prior to opening their regular season with two games in Europe.

The preseason game will be played on Oct. 4 at Mannheim, the NHL and the NHL Players' Association announced Tuesday. It will be a homecoming for Sabres forward Jochen Hecht, who is from Mannheim and played five seasons with Adler.

Mannheim lost a 3-2 shootout to San Jose in a preseason game last year.

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