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 Buffalo on Friday evening. LaGuardia was, naturally, a nightmare, and his flight to Buffalo was delayed.

At first, Konopka felt lucky.

Then he didn't.

Still at LaGuardia, his options were to wait until Sunday for a flight or head to JFK. He opted for JFK — but the airline lost his bags at LaGuardia.

Then, after about four hours, at 3 a.m. the bags turned up.

By Saturday morning, with his bags and after a nap at the hotel, Konopka was at JFK …

… where his flight promptly sat on the tarmac for a couple hours. Eventually, he made it to Buffalo, where a ride was waiting.

Konopka, obviously, took it in stride.

"I'm super excited," Konopka said. "As much as the travel was tough (Friday) and (Saturday), I had a smile on my face the whole time."