Oskar Lindblom Set to Rejoin Flyers, Aims to Play

Philadelphia Flyers left wing Oskar Lindblom (23). Photo by David Kirouac/CSM/Shutterstock (10114796cr)

After successfully undergoing treatment for Ewing’s sarcoma last month, the Philadelphia Flyers’ forward Oskar Lindblom is ready to get back to action.

Lindblom recently told Swedish media outlet Gefle Dagblad that he is looking to rejoin the team in Toronto this week and aims to help his team in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. 

“I’m going to Toronto on Friday and join the rest of the team,” said Lindblom. “We will see how it goes. I feel that my conditioning is getting better and better each day. We are in the playoffs and right now we are playing games to determine our seed.”

Having Lindblom in the squad would provide a significant boost for Flyers, as he was one of the team’s top performers before the unfortunate diagnosis. The 23-year-old forward had a team-high 11 goals alongside seven assists throughout the first 30 games he played in 2019/20.

The Flyers, who finished second in the Metropolitan Division, are currently engaged in the Eastern Conference round-robin with Boston Bruins, Tampa Bay Lightning, and Washington Capitals to determine the seeding for the playoffs. They defeated Bruins 4-1 in the first game of the NHL restart on Sunday.

Oskar Lindblom made his NHL debut with Philly in 2017 and has since played 141 NHL games in which he contributed with 38 goals and 49 assists for a total of 87 points. Lindblom recently inked a three-year, $9 million contract that will keep him with the Flyers until 2023.