ZENON KONOPKA RUMORS

Dee Karl: Burnt Buffalo: Isles Win 4-1

Ted Nolan and Zenon Konopka returned to the Island tonight, but it didn't go as they would have liked. The Isles, who have a terrible home record, gave the struggling Sabres hope for a win that just didn't materialize. John Kreiser ‏@jkreiser77nhl · 16m #Isles with solid 4-1 win against Sabres to open four-game homestand. Held NHL's lowest-scoring team...
Via HockeyBuzz
March 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

Zenon Konopa's bogus journey from Minneapolis to Buffalo

Zenon Konopka, like a whole bunch of people, had to deal with a travel disaster over the last couple days. The problem for Konopka: he was trying to make it to Buffalo from Minnesota — the Sabres, his boyhood team, claimed him on waivers and wanted him in the lineup for Saturday. Here's the blow-by-blow: The original plan was to fly from Minneapolis to New York City to...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 05, 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...
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

Wild's third straight win spurred by suddenly explosive offense

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- When even Zenon Konopka scores, you know it's a good night for the Minnesota Wild's offense. Konopka netted his first goal in a Wild sweater -- and his first since Dec. 16, 2011 -- and Minnesota got plenty of scoring from the big guns on the top line to rout the visiting Calgary Flames on Tuesday by a 5-1 final. After the game, Konopka joked that Tuesday...
Via Fox Sports North
November 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Konopka has embraced the bunny lifestyle

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...
Via Fox Sports North
March 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Wild center Zenon Konopka tweets pic of his 30 stitches...and his pet bunny (Photo)

Minnesota Wild center Zenon Konopka suffered a gash on the bridge of his nose from a high stick he took during Saturday's season opener against the Colorado Avalanche. However, despite getting 30 stitches, Konopka was determined to return for the following night's game, as proven by this picture he tweeted showing himself with the gash on his nose. More noteworthy for...
Via Holdout Sports
January 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Getting To Know Zenon Konopka

from Michale Russo of the StarTribune, Just mention Zenon Konopka's name to Stephane Veilleux, and the red-headed Wild forward chuckles and rolls his eyes. "He's a very, very funny, very different character," said Veilleux, Konopka's roommate three seasons ago in Tampa Bay. Konopka is the Wild's fascinating new enforcer and fourth-line center...
Via Kukla's Korner
January 14, 2013  |  Discuss
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