NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Nashville Predators have released a preseason schedule that includes games with the Florida Panthers, Columbus Blue Jackets and Tampa Bay Lightning.

The Predators announced their preseason schedule Tuesday.

Nashville will open its preseason schedule with a Sept. 27 doubleheader at Florida. The Predators will visit Columbus on Sept. 29 before coming home to face Tampa Bay on Oct. 1 and Columbus on Oct. 4.

The Predators close the preseason Oct. 8 at Tampa Bay.

The Predators will open their rookie camp Sept. 10. The Predators' prospects will head to Coral Springs, Florida, for a rookie tournament Sept. 17-20 that also includes Florida, Tampa Bay and the Washington Capitals.

Veterans will report for testing and physicals on Sept. 22.

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