Free agent Gomez expected to sign deal with Sharks Staff

1/22/2013 11:32:22 AM

Scott Gomez appears to be closer to making his National Hockey League return.

The forward is expected to agree to terms to become a member of the San Jose Sharks this week.

Gomez, who has been traveling with the Sharks and skating with the team for the past few days, became an unrestricted free agent last week when his contract was bought out by the Montreal Canadiens.

The 33-year-old played 38 games with Montreal last season, posting two goals and nine assists.

Prior to his three seasons in Montreal, the Anchorage, Alaska native played for the New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils.

Gomez was originally drafted in the first round, 27th overall by the Devils in the 1998 NHL Draft.