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Zenon Konopka | Center

Team: Buffalo Sabres
Age / DOB:  (33) / 1/2/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 213
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Zenon Konopka returned to action on Sunday versus the New York Islanders.
He had been sidelined since Mar. 23 with a back injury. Konopka saw 8:58 of ice time in his return, where he picked up five penalty minutes and won eight of 11 faceoffs. Apr 14 - 1:54 AM

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Zenon Konopka will not be available on Tuesday due to a back injury.

Konopka has a goal, three points and 83 penalty minutes in 58 games this season. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Mar 25 - 1:18 PM

Zenon Konopka (finger) will rejoin the Sabres on Friday.

Konopka missed Buffalo's first two games following the Olympic break after undergoing surgery during it. He's projected to center the fourth line.
Feb 28 - 2:40 PM

Zenon Konopka underwent finger surgery during the Olympic break.

Konopka should still be good to return before the March 5 trade deadline. The Sabres will presumably shop him, but we doubt he'll attract much attention. Buffalo got him in January after Minnesota placed him on waivers.
Feb 25 - 12:39 PM

The Buffalo Sabres won't use Zenon Konopka on Wednesday.

Konopka has three points and 73 penalty minutes in 48 games this season. This will be his second straight contests in the press box.
Feb 5 - 1:39 PM

Don't be surprised if Zenon Konopka is a healthy scratch Wednesday against Toronto.

He was in the penalty box for both of Philadelphia's goals in a 4-3 loss on Tuesday. "You don't take foolish penalties when the score's tied, 2-2, and give them the go-ahead goal," interim coach Ted Nolan said referring to Konopka's goaltender inference infraction at the 15:06 mark of the third period.
Jan 15 - 7:22 AM

Zenon Konopka made his Buffalo Sabres debut on Saturday.

Konopka had a shot on goal and two hits in 11:37 minutes of ice time. He doesn't do much offensively, but he does collect a lot of penalty minutes.
Jan 5 - 9:06 AM

Zenon Konopka arrived at Buffalo's optional morning skate Saturday after some travel issues and he's expected to play against New Jersey.

He'll play between John Scott and Matt Ellis in his Sabres debut after being claimed off waivers from Minnesota.
Jan 4 - 1:41 PM

Steve Ott and Marcus Foligno skated together in practice Friday and could easily be joined by newcomer Zenon Konopka, who will be in Buffalo today after being claimed off waivers from the Minnesota Wild.

Konopka won't help the Sabres score much but rest assured he likes to punch people and will even win draws from time to time.
Jan 4 - 9:38 AM

The Buffalo Sabres have claimed Zenon Konopka off of waivers.

Konopka goes from the 29th worst team in goals per game to the absolute bottom of the barrel in that category. Naturally, getting Konopka will do nothing to fix that problem for Buffalo. However, he will help them on the draw and that's noteworthy given that Buffalo has only won 46.4% of its faceoffs this season. He should also continue to average well over a penalty minute per contest.
Jan 3 - 12:13 PM

Zenon Konopka has been placed on waivers by Minnesota.

Not a very good birthday present for the 33-year-old tough guy. Konopka has two points and 55 penalty minutes in 36 games this campaign.
Jan 2 - 12:55 PM

Zenon Konopka will likely play on Sunday against San Jose after spending two games as a healthy scratch.

"It's all about beating San Jose," Konopka said. "It's a huge conference game, so we've just got to make sure we get the two points." He has a goal and 37 penalty minutes in 28 games this season.
Sun, Dec 8, 2013 10:06:00 AM

Zenon Konopka returned to action on Monday from a facial injury.

He missed Saturday's game after he was struck around his eye by a puck. Konopka played just 5:07 against the Flyers on Monday night.
Tue, Dec 3, 2013 02:18:00 AM

Zennon Konopka will not play Saturday night against the Avalanche as he sustained a facial injury in Friday's game.

He took a puck to the eye and immediately left the ice. Konopka received hospital treatment and did not travel with the team back to Colorado. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Sat, Nov 30, 2013 01:11:00 PM

Zenon Konopka scored his first goal since Dec. 16, 2011 in Tuesday's win over Calgary.

He ended an 81-game scoring drought in the process. Needless to say, Konopka isn't known for his ability to put up points, but he can be valuable in fantasy leagues that credit penalty minutes. He has 32 minutes in the sin bin through 16 games this campaign.
Wed, Nov 6, 2013 09:14:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Tyler Ennis
2Zemgus Girgensons
3Matt Ellis
4Zenon Konopka
LW1Cory Conacher
2Marcus Foligno
3Brian Flynn
4Matt D'Agostini
RW1Cody Hodgson
2Ville Leino
3Drew Stafford
4Patrick Kaleta
5Torrey Mitchell
6Chris Stewart
7John Scott
D1Christian Ehrhoff
2Tyler Myers
3Jamie McBain
4Henrik Tallinder
5Mike Weber
6Rasmus Ristolainen
7Alexander Sulzer
8Mark Pysyk
9Chad Ruhwedel
10Nicolas Deslauriers
G1Jhonas Enroth
2Michal Neuvirth
3Matthew Hackett
4Nathan Lieuwen
5Connor Knapp
6Andrey Makarov