It’s a dark time for the Philadelphia Flyers, but Oskar Lindblom brought some great news on Thursday.
Lindblom, who was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma in December 2019, shared a very positive update after Thursday night’s loss. He revealed that he is still cancer-free after having scans done this week.
One year and four days after being diagnosed, Oskar Lindblom’s girlfriend, Alma Lindqvist, announced that Oskar was cancer-free.
Four months after his girlfriend, Alma Lindqvist, revealed that Lindblom is cancer-free, he had scans done again and they are still clear.
“I did my scans again yesterday and they came back good. So still clear from cancer,” Oskar Lindblom said. “It’s a great feeling to know that and hopefully keep it the same and be cancer-free for the rest of my life.”
Lindblom has battled through a lot over the past 15 months. It was remarkable for him to be around the team and on the ice while undergoing radiation treatment. On top of that, he returned to play in last year’s playoffs just eight months after his diagnosis.
This year, Lindblom continued to battle. He was placed on the COVID Protocol list from February 12th to the 26th. Alain Vigneault confirmed that Lindblom tested positive for the virus, but only had very mild symptoms.
Lindblom has 10 points (five goals, five assists) in 28 games this season. Recently, Lindblom has three goals and his first career fight in his last five games.
The Flyers are in the midst of one of their worst stretches of hockey since last season. On the ice, everything has gone wrong for them. It’s been a disappointing and frustrating season. Off the ice, however, Oskar Lindblom’s announcement is a good reminder that there are some things a lot bigger than hockey.
Oskar Lindblom will continue to fight and so will the Flyers.
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