Gio has been demoted to the 3rd line with Eller and has played his best game this year. It's what I've been saying for weeks. He can still be effective. He's just not a top 6 winger anymore while Ryder is and he is now playing with Pleks.
I actually think he's a great fit with Gally and Eller too. He gives them extra defense and two puck posessors who only have to pass it to him when he's in a good position.