Flyers' Oskar Lindblom diagnosed with rare form of bone cancer

Ailish Forfar
NHL Editor
Oskar Lindblom has been diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma. He is not expected to return this season. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

The Philadelphia Flyers announced that forward Oskar Lindblom was diagnosed with a rare type of bone cancer called Ewings sarcoma. The team stated that Lindblom is not expected to return to play for the rest of the season as he undergoes testing and treatment starting next week.

This season, the 23-year-old has recorded 11 goals and 18 points in 30 games for the Flyers. The Swedish native was drafted by the club in the fifth round of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft and has since played in 134 NHL games.

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