Former Devils center Scott Gomez has been scratched by the Florida Panthers from the last five games and from 15 of the last 17.

He won’t play Saturday night against the Devils, but said he is enjoying his time with the Panthers.

“It’s a good young team. I’m helping the young guys out," Gomez said. "I’m staying in shape ready to be called on. It’s been a good experience.”

Gomez has 1-4-5 in 21 games.