Oskar Lindblom is back playing in front of Flyers fans for the first time since his battle with cancer. The Flyers and their fans made sure he got the reception he deserved.
Lindblom returned to game action in the playoffs last season, but there were no fans in the bubble. His first game in front of fans came in Pittsburgh on Tuesday, but playing in front of Flyers fans is just different.
The Flyers fans gave him a rousing standing ovation.
Flyers fans welcome back Oskar Lindblom. pic.twitter.com/0zF6jdMIwi
— Ryan Gilbert (@RGilbertSOP) March 8, 2021
Oskar Lindblom is one of the best sports stories in recent memory. To be able to beat cancer and come back and play hockey less than a year later is remarkable.
This was a moment that was months in the making, and the Flyers fans made sure it was extra special for Oskar.
Lindblom has seven points in 18 games so far this season for the Flyers. He has averaged 14:50 of ice time per game through 18 games.
The Flyers jumped out to an early 1-0 lead against the Capitals, but trail 2-1 after two periods of play.
We will always be #OskarStrong.