Gomez picked up two assists in the Blues 4-0 win over Nashville on Saturday. Gomez is nothing but a role player at this point in his career and will see very little time as either a top six forward or on the power play.
Gomez appears to be the odd man out of the lineup for Tuesday night's game against the Kings, Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Gomez will take a seat with the Blues set to welcome back offensive stalwart Vladimir Tarasenko (undisclosed). Having recorded one goal, two assists and a plus-2 rating through seven games, Gomez is proving to be an adequate injury fill-in for the 8-2-1 Blues. But "scratch" is a nasty word in the fantasy realm, so consider alternatives until he can find his way back into the lineup.
Gomez put the puck past Tampa Bay's Ben Bishop on Tuesday night, leading the Blues to a 2-0 win. As a result of various injuries to the Blues' forwards, Gomez has seen an uptick in playing time recently. The 35-year-old spent just over 12 minutes on the ice Tuesday, which counts as bottom-six minutes but seems like a lot compared to the 7:14 he picked up in his Blues debut Oct. 17. While his best years are far away in the rearview mirror, Gomez does have the ability to pick up points in a hurry as he's had four campaigns of 70 points or more between the Devils and Rangers in his career.
Gomez recorded an assist and a plus-2 rating in Sunday's win over the jets. Gomez received 9:39 TOI in what was his second game of the season. The Alaskan native earned a roster spot as a tryout in training camp and figures to keep geting playing time with talented rookie center Robby Fabbri on injured reserve with a concussion. Gomez can still get the job done, as evidenced by 34 points in 58 games with the Devils last season.
Gomez or Scottie Upshall may play in Tuesday's game for the Blues in place of the injured Robby Fabbri, Andrew Allsman of kmov.com reports. A Gomez start would be his first in a St. Louis uniform. The 35-year-old center may have a chance to prove that the seasoned player's NHL career is not ready to end just yet.
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