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Wild place enforcer Konopka on waivers

Nate Prosser, Josh Harding, David Desharnais,Brendan Gallagher,

Montreal Canadiens’ Brandon Prust, right, fights with Minnesota Wild’s Zenon Konopka during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013 in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Graham Hughes)


Zenon Konopka might have played in his last game in a Minnesota Wild’s jersey. The 33-year-old forward has been placed on waivers by the Wild.

Konopka has two points and 55 penalty minutes in 36 games this season. He didn’t establish himself in the NHL until his late 20s, but once he did, he led the league in penalty minutes in back-to-back campaigns. He’s also strong on the draw with a 65.7 faceoff winning percentage in 2013-14.

He’s in the final campaign of his two-year, $1.85 million contract with the Wild.

This decision comes at a time when Minnesota has lost six straight contests and is struggling to find its way offensively. The Wild will play against Buffalo tonight.

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