Sad news from the Flyers on a Friday afternoon:
— x-Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) December 13, 2019
Lindblom was in the midst of his best professional season and tied for the team lead with 11 goals.
Ewing’s sarcoma is extremely rare, a cancer that forms in and around bones. There’s no information right now on whether they caught this early or late, or what stage the cancer is currently in, so it’s probably irresponsible to do any speculation on anything regarding that. Hopefully we’ll get an update after doctors do that additional testing next week, as noted in the statement.
But it’s a huge bummer for a good dude who was playing extremely well. He’s only 23 years old, and if you type his name into the Twitter bar you’ll see a bunch of positive personal stories from people who have spent time around him. Spare a thought for Oskar and his family.
More on the cancer here: