Oskar Lindblom

Lindblom cancer-free one year after diagnosis with Flyers

Forward learned he had Ewing’s sarcoma last December

“What a year! 369 days ago we found out that Oskar had cancer, and today we got to know that the scans are clear after his second checkup,” Lindblom’s girlfriend, Alma Lindqvist, wrote on Instragram on Tuesday. “popping champagne*!!!”

The 24-year-old scored 18 points (11 goals, seven assists) in 30 games last season before learning he had Ewing’s sarcoma Dec. 10, 2019.

Motivated by Lindblom’s presence and his fight, the Flyers finished with the fourth-best winning percentage in the Eastern Conference (.645), earning them a berth in the Eastern Conference First Round. They got another boost when it was announced that Lindblom was on their 31-player roster for the Stanley Cup Qualifiers in Toronto.

Philadelphia opened training camp July 13, 11 days after Lindblom completed his cancer treatment with a ceremonial bell ringing at Abramson Cancer Center at Pennsylvania Hospital. Lindblom returned in Game 6 of the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs against the New York Islanders on Sept. 3, his first game since Dec. 7, 2019.

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