|May 16, 2014: Sabres' Konopka Suspended For DHEA Use|
Konopka was suspended 20 games by the NHL on Thursday for violating the league's performance-enhancing substances program, which has been revealed to be DHEA, reports TSN's James Duthie.DHEA is dehydroepiandrosterone, a type of steroid hormone, and banned from athletic use in the United States. It was recommended to Konopka as a supplement by non-team doctors. Konopka, who will be an unrestricted free agent this summer, will serve his 20-game suspension when he signs his new contract.
|May 15, 2014: Zenon Konopka tests positive for banned substance, suspended|
Zenon Konopka has been suspended 20 games for violating the NHL's Performance Enhancing Substances Program.
|May 15, 2014: Sabres' Konopka Gets 20-Game Ban|
Konopka was suspended for 20 games after violating the NHL's performance-enhancing substances program, Chris Botta of the New York Times reports.Konopka has accepted the suspension, which will go into effect at the start of next season. The ban couldn't come at a worse time with Konopka set to hit free agency, likely forcing him to dramatically lower his contract expectations.