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Flyers sign Lindblom to 3-year, $9M extension

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The Philadelphia Flyers have signed forward Oskar Lindblom to a three-year contract extension with an average annual value of $3 million, the club announced Wednesday.

Lindblom was diagnosed with Ewing's sarcoma, a rare form of cancer, in December. He missed the rest of the regular season while undergoing treatment, which he concluded earlier in July.

The Swedish winger, who turns 24 on Aug. 15, was tied for the team lead with 11 goals at the time of his diagnosis. He produced 18 points in 30 games during his third NHL campaign in 2019-20.

Lindblom was selected last week as one of three finalists for the Masterton Trophy - awarded annually to the player "who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to hockey."

Flyers general manager Chuck Fletcher implied Wednesday that he hasn't ruled out the possibility of having Lindblom suit up for games when the league begins its 24-team postseason.

Drafted 138th overall by the Flyers in 2014, Lindblom is in the final year of an entry-level pact he inked with Philadelphia in May 2017. He currently carries a cap hit of $925,000, though he remains on long-term injured reserve.

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