Gomez is a lil insurance, kick in the as for JJ. Every time Josefson gets going he gets hurt. I like his game. Can trust him in his own end, good on the pk. Shows flashes but not consistency on the offensive side. Jay Pandolfo made a career here doing that.
Gomez knows whats expected of him defensively if he plays here. I'm sure the upgrade the 2nd pp unit alone would improve this team enough to make it worth the chance. Of course assuming he still has the skill. Knowing going in what is expected of him and what role he would play should help him stay focused.
Low risk, (I won't say high) some reward. If you are worried about the young guys not getting a shot. If you can't beat out players on camp tryouts, you aren't ready. Make them keep you like Sykora made the team keep him. Hell, Jansen got a couple months by scoring 2 goals in a call up. You play your role, you are dependable in your own end, you get playing time on this team. Been like that for a while.