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Ottawa Senators Sign Scott Gomez to Professional Tryout Contract

The veteran forward will join the Sens for the rest of the season

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Just when you thought the Ottawa Senators were done making questionable moves, they went out and signed Scott Gomez to a professional tryout contract

Gomez surprised many by exercising his contract exit clause from the Hershey Bears yesterday despite being one of the Bears' best offensive players. He must've had a deal in the works with the Sens to come join them.

This news comes on the heels of learning that Clarke MacArthur would not be returning to the Sens for another two weeks:

The contract is one-way, worth $575k pro-rated. Gomez's most recent NHL hockey was with the St. Louis Blues on a PTO earlier this year. In 1066 career NHL games, the 36-year-old has 181 goals and 574 assists. Likely this means either Nick Paul or Matt Puempel will be returned to Binghamton for the remainder of the season.

Should the Sens make the playoffs, Gomez would not be able to play in them.