The Capitals have announced their 2011 preseason schedule, which is listed below. The 2011-12 regular season schedule is expected to be released later this week.

Here is the preseason slate:

Tue., Sept. 20 vs. Nashville, 1st Mariner Arena, Baltimore, 7 p.m.

Wed., Sept. 21 at Columbus, Nationwide Arena, 7 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 23 at Chicago, United Center, 8:30 p.m.

Mon., Sept. 26 vs. Columbus, Verizon Center, 7 p.m.

Wed., Sept. 28 at Nashville, Bridgestone Arena, 8 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 30 vs. Buffalo, Verizon Center, 7 p.m.

Sun., Oct. 2 vs. Chicago, Verizon Center, 5 p.m