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Lightning's Zenon Konopka to throw out 1st pitch prior to Rays, Indians game Tuesday

by Staff Writer / Tampa Bay Lightning

Tampa Bay Lightning forward Zenon Konopka will throw out the first pitch tomorrow afternoon at Tropicana Field when the Tampa Bay Rays take on the Cleveland Indians at 1:10 p.m.

Konopka, a native of Niagara Falls, Ontario, led the National Hockey League in 2009-10 with 265 penalty minutes and fighting major penalties with 33, the most since 1997-98.  He set a Lightning franchise record for most penalty minutes in a season, surpassing Enrico Ciccone’s mark of 258 set in 1995-96.  Konopka also ranked second on Tampa Bay in face off win percentage with 62.3. 

A fan-favorite, his experience will be documented for a video on

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