Heatley's return to Ottawa on TV

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:30 AM ET

Ottawa hockey fans will be able to boo Dany Heatley from the comfort of an armchair on Dec. 2.

The former Senator will be in town with the San Jose Sharks to play the Senators, with the game shown on TSN.

TSN will show 12 Senators games this season, opening with Ottawa in Toronto for an exhibition game on Sept. 22. TSN2 will also show two Senators games.

Montreal and Toronto kicks off the NHL’s TV schedule as they go toe-to-toe as the front end of a Hockey Night in Canada doubleheader opening night, Oct. 7. The Battle of Alberta — Calgary vs. Edmonton — will be the night’s second game on CBC.

This will be the fourth straight year the NHL will begin the season with games overseas. The Columbus Blue Jackets and Sharks will play Oct. 8 and 9 in Stockholm, Sweden, while the Boston Bruins and Phoenix Coyotes will face off in Prague, Czech Republic on Oct. 9 and 10.

CBC and RDS will broadcast the 2011 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic at 1 p.m. on New Year’s Day, with Sidney Crosby’s Pittsburgh Penguins facing Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals.

Whitehorse, Yukon, hosts Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada on Feb. 12, with the Senators facing the Oilers at 2 p.m. The Leafs and Habs are the 7 p.m. game.

The 2011 NHL Heritage Classic, an outdoors game, will be played Feb. 20 as the Canadians play the Flames at Calgary’s McMahon Stadium.

Hockey Night in Canada’s schedule includes 29 all-Canadian match-ups.


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