Gomez has been placed on unconditional waivers. Gomez was waived by the Blues on Tuesday and ended up clearing, but evidently assigning the 36-year-old to the minors was not in the cards. "When we went down with all those injuries (early), he was good," Blues coach Ken Hitchcock said Tuesday. "It's not fair for him to come and play a role he's never played before. Hopefully somebody picks him up and he can play a Top-6 or Top-9 role and have that support. With Brodziak back in, and obviously (Patrik) Berglund coming back in, he's a player that would just be waiting for injury and that could sometimes be a long wait."
Gomez has cleared waivers, Renaud Lavoie of Montreal's TVA Sports reports. Gomez was more valuable to the Blues early in late October, when a number of forwards were bitten by the injury bug. Of course, even when he was on the ice, Gomez averaged just 11:15 of ice time and that made it difficult for the 36-year-old to retain fantasy value. St. Louis has the option of assigning him to the AHL, but it's worth noting that he's never been placed at that specific level of play.
Gomez has been placed on waivers, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports. The 36-year-old center has tallied just eight points this season, providing select spot minutes for the Blues.
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.
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