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...
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...
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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. ...
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...