Found March 05, 2013 on Fox Sports North:
ST. PAUL, Minn. The scars that line his face still resemble some of the nearly 600 stitches he's endured in his career. "Baker's dozen" is the way he describes how many times he's broken his nose. He jokes that he has "rugged good looks rather than good looks." The number of stitches which he says total 580 are points of pride for Zenon Konopka. "It adds character, so I've got a lot of character on my face," the Minnesota Wild enforcer says. Character is the perfect way to describe Konopka. He embraces his role as bodyguard on the ice, cherishing the opportunity to protect teammates. It's who Konopka really is. Between the boards, he's a menacing 6-foot, 213-pound willing fighter. Off the ice, he enjoys hanging out with teammates, cracks jokes and has a softer side. There are two contrasting personas wrapped into one Konopka, whom the Wild added last summer to provide toughness and some skill in the face-off circle. "On t...
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