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2014 Team USA Douglas Webber Cup Roster by   Steven Ellis

Below is the USA’s roster for the Douglas Webber Cup in Australia, taking place in July. Headlining the tour this year as captain is Buffalo Sabres forward Zenon Konopka, as well as tournament rookies Ian Cole and Emerson Etem.   Tournament schedule:   Perth – Saturday July 12th, 2014 Perth Arena Brisbane – Saturday July 19th, 2014 Brisbane Entertainment Centre [...]
Via The Hockey House
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

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

Konopka’s Suspension Another Example Of NHL Hiding Things From Fans

Zenon Konopka is going to be an unrestricted free agent this summer.  He split this past season between the Minnesota Wild and Buffalo Sabres and nearly played himself out of the league posting three points in 59 games played.  Today it has been announced that he tested positive for a banned substance and will be suspended for the first twenty games of next season.  This will...
Via Kukla's Korner
May 15, 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 20 games by NHL for PED violation

Buffalo Sabres forward Zenon Konopka has been suspended for 20 games for violating the NHL/NHLPA Performance Enhancing Substances Program, reports NHL.com. Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, the suspension is accompanied by mandatory referral to the NHL/NHLPA Program for Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health for evaluation and possible treatment. The player’s...
Via Sports-Glory
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

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 Bloguin Best
May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Zenon Konopka suspended after testing positive for banned substance

Buffalo Sabres forward Zenon Konopka was handed a 20-game suspension by the NHL on Thursday for violating the terms of the Performance Enhancing Substances Program. As a result of this suspension, he will also be required to go to the NHL/NHLPA Program for Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health. Konopka released a statement through the NHLPA: "I deeply regret that I have tested...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

NHL suspends Zenon Konopka for 20 games for violating substance abuse program (i.e. positive test)

Unsettling news from the NHL: Buffalo Sabres forward Zenon Konopka has been suspended for 20 games for violating the terms of the NHL/NHLPA Performance Enhancing Substances Program. Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, the suspension is accompanied by mandatory referral to the NHL/NHLPA Program for Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health for evaluation and...
Via Kukla's Korner
May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Hockey fights of the week

The end of the regular season is near. As we prepare to look back and reflect on all of the fights which took place this year, we watch as teams battle for their playoff lives and others battle simply to stay somewhat relevant as they drift along in the basement of the NHL. This means fights. Lots of ‘em. Most have picked up in terms of overall quality now that time is of the essence...
Via Puck Drunk Love
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Hockey Fights of the Week: 3/17 – 3/23

The end of the regular season is near. As we prepare to look back and reflect on all of the fights which took place this year, we watch as teams battle for their playoff lives and others battle simply to stay somewhat relevant as they drift along in the basement of the NHL. This means fights. Lots of ‘em. Most have picked up in terms of overall quality now that time is of the essence...
Via Puck Drunk Love
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

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

Sabres trade Ryan Miller to Blues in blockbuster deal

The Buffalo Sabres announced Friday that the team has acquired goaltender Jaroslav Halak, forwards Chris Stewart and William Carrier, a first-round pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft and another conditional draft pick from the St. Louis Blues in exchange for goaltender Ryan Miller and forward Steve Ott. Halak played four seasons with the Blues after being acquired through a trade...
Via Sports-Glory
February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Fighting is alive and well in the NHL as we prepare for Olympic hockey

With the Olympic break upon us it just doesn’t feel the same knowing that there likely will be little to no fighting during International play. That’s why we’re here to bless you with some of the best fights from the best fighters of the 2013-14 season thus far. Enjoy. We start with an absolute slugfest between Cody McLeod and Zenon Konopka that took place in Colorado earlier...
Via Fight Booth
February 11, 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 stay hot at home with big win over Devils

Ryan Miller and the Sabres have been hot, can they keep it up?(Photo Credit: NHL.com) On Saturday, blue and gold fans had a fun time at First Niagara Center seeing their Sabres 2-1 over the New Jersey Devils. This was Buffalo’s fifth straight win at home, with a 6-0-1 record in their last seven home games. Both goals that night came on powerplays, the first by Matt Moulson at the...
Via New York Sports-Kings
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 enforcer 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

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

Sabres claim Konopka off waivers

The Buffalo Sabres on Friday claimed center Zenon Konopka off waivers from the Minnesota Wild. Regarded as one of the NHL's better faceoff men, Konopka has won 65.7 percent of his faceoffs, most in the League for players to have taken at least 200 faceoffs. He also has one goal, two points and 55 penalty minutes in 36 games.
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

GARTH'S CORNER: Konopka Is A Nolan Kinda Guy

Stick tap Pat LaFontaine. Buffalo's acting GM has claims energy forward Zenon Konopka off waivers from the Minnesota Wild. the 33-year-old Konopka was waived yesterday to create roster space for the Wild to pursue a trade. Kanaka is a native of nearby niagara-on-the-lake
Via HockeyBuzz
January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Tortorella Not Happy With Hit On Stanton By Konopka

from Brad Ziemer of the Vancouver Sun, John Tortorella didn’t want to talk much about the injury to rookie defenceman Ryan Stanton, but he had something to say about the call made on the play. Wild heavyweight Zenon Konopka received a two-minute tripping minor after he shoved Stanton from behind and into the end boards early in the second period. Stanton fell awkwardly...
Via Kukla's Korner
December 18, 2013  |  Discuss
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