Buffalo Sabres forward Zenon Konopka has been suspended 20 games by the NHL after he tested positive for a banned substance.
Konopka, 33, was claimed by the Sabres after being placed on waivers by the Minnesota Wild.
“I want to make it clear that this violation occurred because I ingested a product that can be purchased over-the-counter and which, unknown to me, contained...
NFL players aren’t the only professional athletes paying the price for violating substance abuse policies.
The NHL announced on Thursday that it has suspended Buffalo Sabres forward Zenon Konopka 20 games for violating the terms of the NHL/NHLPA Performance Enhancing Substances Program.
Konopka started the season with the Minnesota Wild but was claimed off waivers by the Sabres...
It’s impressive for a member of the Buffalo Sabres to be suspended right now, considering not only did they not make the playoffs, but they finished dead last in the league. Still, random drug testing for banned substances happen, and Zenon Konopka tripped a trigger. He has been suspended 20 games by the NHL. Here’s their press release:
Buffalo Sabres forward Zenon Konopka has...
Ok Sabres fans I have a bone to pick with you… Zenon Konopka. Seriously? Let me just preface my rant by stating the he seems like an interesting (albeit odd) guy. He’s a “local” guy (Niagara on the Lake,) which apparently means you can be from anywhere within a couple hours driving distance. He grew up attending games at the Aud and supposedly always dreamed of playing for...
The Buffalo Sabres have claimed enforcer Zenon Konopka off waivers from the Minnesota Wild.
This is the seventh team for the 33-year-old forward, who also played for Anaheim, Columbus, Tampa Bay, Ottawa and the New York Islanders. He signed with Minnesota in July 2012.
Konopka was put on waivers on Thursday after playing in 36 games and claimed Friday. He has a goal and an assist...
Via AP on Fox
January 03, 2014
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Looking for two-way play throughout all four lines, the Minnesota Wild exposed center Zenon Konopka to waivers Thursday knowing they might lose the veteran enforcer to another team.
On Friday, Konopka was claimed by the Buffalo Sabres, who Minnesota beat 4-1 on Thursday night.
"It was not about being prepared to move on without him," Wild coach Mike Yeo said. ...
This is a bad call, actually it's pathetic, as Wild tough guy Zenon Konopka was given a double minor for high sticking. You can see by the GIF that Konokpa never touched Jason Demers. The Sharks scored on the power play. You can bet that the Wild GM might be giving the NHL front office a call tomorrow. s/t CJZERO @blldgshockey11 Nope, not at all— CJ Fogler (@cjzero) December 13, 2013