In what can be constituted as the first bold move by Canadiens GM Marc Bergavin, Scott Gomez has been told by the organization to pack his bags and stay home.

In a press conference at the Canadiens practice facility this morning, Bergavin explained that the organization can ill afford an injury to the much maligned center. An injury would eliminated the Canadiens’ ability to buyout Gomez at season’s end, a situation they can ill afford with the salary cap dropping to $64.3 Million next season.