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WNBA game in Edmonton moved to avoid conflict with Oilers' playoff run

Nika Muhl, left, poses for a photo with WNBA commissioner Cathy Engelbert, right, after being selected 14th overall by the Seattle Storm on April 15, 2024, in New York. (Adam Hunger) Nika Muhl, left, poses for a photo with WNBA commissioner Cathy Engelbert, right, after being selected 14th overall by the Seattle Storm on April 15, 2024, in New York. (Adam Hunger)
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The WNBA is moving its preseason game in Canada between the Los Angeles Sparks and Seattle Storm to May 4.

The game was originally scheduled for May 5 at Rogers Place in Edmonton, but the NHL’s Oilers could potentially be hosting a Game 7 of their first-round playoff series against the Los Angeles Kings that day.

The WNBA game will tipoff at 7:30 p.m. MT.

The league is playing a preseason game in Canada for the second straight year.

Last season, the Chicago Sky's win over the Minnesota Lynx in Toronto attracted a sold out crowd and set records for TV viewers, attendance and merchandise sales in Canada.

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