Unrestricted free-agent forward Scott Gomez flew here with the Sharks for their season opener Sunday, but a decision on his future with the team might take another few days.

However, coach Todd McLellan made it clear he didn't see Gomez's presence as a distraction.

"Everybody right now is so focused on game one and excited about it," McLellan said before Sunday's 4-1 Sharks win over Calgary. "Having Scott around and having him make his decision on whether he likes our environment and whether we like him in our environment is a great opportunity for us over the next couple of days."

Gomez, 33, seemed fine with the situation as it was and the potential chance to play for the Sharks.

"You always hear about San Jose and you never hear anything bad about the organization," he said. "We'll see what happens."

During the lockout, Gomez played in the ECHL for his hometown Anchorage Aces, getting six goals and seven assists in 11 games. When the lockout ended, Montreal ordered Gomez to stay home this season. Eventually, he was placed on waivers and became a free agent.

Gomez will still be paid his prorated $5.5 million salary by Montreal this season, with the Canadiens also owing him two-thirds of his $4.5 million salary in 2013-14.