Oskar Lindblom, a 23-year-old forward on the Flyers, is expected to miss the remainder of the 2019-20 season after being diagnosed with Ewing's sarcoma, the team announced Friday afternoon.
Ewing's sarcoma is a rare form of cancer that occurs in bones or in the soft tissue around the bones.
Below is a statement from Flyers president of hockey operations and general manager Chuck Fletcher:
"Philadelphia Flyers forward Oskar Lindblom has been diagnosed with Ewing's sarcoma by leading specialists at the University of Pennsylvania. He will undergo further testing and evaluation next week and begin treatment immediately thereafter. He is not expected to return to play for the remainder of the season. The Flyers will do everything possible to support Oskar and assist him in securing the best care available. Out of respect for Oskar and his family, the team will have no further comment at this time and asks that Oskar be afforded a period of privacy so that he may focus his efforts on his treatment and a return to full health."
Lindblom, a native of Sweden, had been one of the Flyers' top players through 30 games, scoring 11 goals and 18 points.
He was selected by the Flyers in the fifth round of the 2014 draft and has blossomed into a promising player.
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