Chicago Blackhawks to open 2019-20 campaign in Prague?


It looks like the Chicago Blackhawks are going to have an interesting season opener to kick off the 2019-20 campaign.

Hockey Central on Sportsnet reported Thursday the Hawks will open next season against the Philadelphia Flyers in Prague.

"I saw (the report). First I've heard of it," said Jeremy Colliton, who coached Mora IK in the Swedish Hockey League from 2013-17. "Europe's a great spot. Been there a little bit."

The NHL opened this season in Sweden with Edmonton facing New Jersey. Florida and Winnipeg played Nov. 1 and 2 in Helsinki, Finland.

It is not clear when the announcement will become official.

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