One more time, just to make sure folks understand this: Just because an NHL player is placed on waivers, as veteran center Scott Gomez of Anchorage was by the Florida Panthers earlier this week, does not mean he is waived.
Such a player can be picked up by another NHL team, demoted to the minors, or kept at the NHL level by the team that put him on waivers. It was the latter for Gomez.
Tonight, Gomez was actually in Florida's lineup and had an assist in a 2-0 win over visiting Buffalo.
He did not play much, granted. His 6:35 of ice time was his least in 30 games this season.
By DOYLE WOODY, adn.com