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Islanders’ home opener set for Oct. 7 vs. Sabres

New York Islanders players salute the fans after

New York Islanders players salute the fans after their 4-2 win against the Ottawa Senators in a game at Barclays Center on Sunday, April 9, 2017. Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

The Islanders announced on Wednesday that their home opener for the 2017-18 season will be on Oct. 7 against the Sabres at Barclays Center at 7 p.m.

The full regular season schedule is set to be announced on Thursday.

The Islanders announced last week that they will return to the renovated Nassau Coliseum to play a preseason game, marking the team’s first time back since leaving two years ago. The exhibition game is scheduled for Sept. 17 at 1 p.m. against the Flyers.


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