Flyers' Lindblom to undergo final cancer treatments
Philadelphia Flyers forward Oskar Lindblom is set to undergo his final treatments as he continues to make progress in his fight against a rare bone cancer.
Lindblom, 23, was diagnosed with Ewing's sarcoma in December and missed the rest of the suspended season.
"Oskar’s going through his last treatments coming up here, but everything I’ve been told from Jimmy (McCrossin, the team's trainer) has been very positive," Flyers assistant general manager Brett Flahr said Monday, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer's Sam Carchidi. "He feels great, considering the condition he’s in. He's such a great kid and he's determined. His focus is to play as soon as possible."
The Swedish winger has been undergoing treatments at the University of Pennsylvania. Lindblom has continued to train, but whether or not he'll be able to return next season remains unknown.
"For all the stuff this guy has been through, he looks terrific," Flahr said. "The last time I saw him, he looked good. He had that smile on his face. He's doing things like cardio (workouts) to keep up his strength as much as he can. I think as soon as he gets his last treatments, the worst is over for him.
"It couldn’t have gone any better for him," Flahr said Lindblom's doctor's told the young talent.
Following the difficult news, the hockey world came together to show their support for Lindblom. On Dec. 17, the Flyers presented a video tribute that was greeted with love and support from thousands inside the Wells Fargo Center.
Lindblom was on pace for a career season before it came to a halt, contributing 11 goals and 18 points through 30 games.