Gomez to make Devils return vs. Penguins

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Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - New Jersey Devils center Scott Gomez will make his re-debut with the franchise on Tuesday against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

The Newark Star-Ledger reported that Gomez was inserted into the lineup at CONSOL Energy Center just one day after the franchise signed the 34-year-old to an undisclosed contract.

Gomez, who spent the first seven years of his career with New Jersey, was invited to the team's training camp on a tryout contract. He was not signed by the Devils prior to the start of the season, but continued practicing with the team waiting for an opportunity.

In a 14-year career totaling 987 NHL games, Gomez has tallied 173 goals and 713 points. He spent the 2013-14 season with Florida, scoring two goals and totaling 12 points in 46 games.

Gomez previously played for New Jersey from 1999-2007, winning the Calder Memorial Trophy in his rookie season and playing on two Stanley Cup winning teams in 2000 and 2003.

His last regular-season contest with the franchise was Apr. 8, 2007 and his last overall appearance for New Jersey was a loss to the Ottawa Senators in the second round of the playoffs, May 5, 2007.