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ZENON KONOPKA RUMORS

ICYMI: Zenon Konopka banned afeter testing positive for banned substances

Photo via: Michael Miller / Wikimedia Commons Zenon Konopka of the Buffalo Sabres has been banned for 20 games after testing positive for an over-the-counter drug which was in violation of the substance abuse policy. As part of the new CBA, he will also have to attend an NHL/NHLPA Program for Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health. Konopka said of his suspension this: “I deeply...
Via Tha Sports Junkies 101
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

NHL suspends Buffalo Sabres forward Zenon Konopka for 20 games

getty images 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...
Via Tireball.com
May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Sabres’ Zenon Konopka Suspended 20 Games For Violating NHL Drug Policy

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...
Via NESN.com
May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Zenon Konopka suspended twenty games for banned substance

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...
Via Puck Drunk Love
May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Second Take with @BradleyGelber – Konopkapocalypse

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...
Via Buffalo Wins
January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Sabres claim enforcer Konopka off waivers from Wild

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  |  Discuss

Wild notebook: Konopka claimed on waivers by Sabres

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. ...
Via Fox Sports North
January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Sabres claim Konopka off waivers

The Buffalo Sabres have been searching for some veterans and it seems as though they have finally found some much-needed veteran leadership to join the team. After being placed on the Waivers by the Minnesota Wild, the Sabres claimed forward Zenon Konopka. In 36 games played with the Wild this season, Konopka has just one goal and one assist. The Sabres claimed Zenon following the...
Via New York Sports-Kings
January 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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