Philadelphia Flyers have re-signed Oskar Lindblom

Oskar Lindblom #23 of the Philadelphia Flyers (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
Oskar Lindblom #23 of the Philadelphia Flyers (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /

After overcoming Ewing’s Sarcoma, Oscar Lindblom has a new three-year deal with the Philadelphia Flyers.

The Philadelphia Flyers have announced that they have resigned forward Oskar Lindblom to a three-year extension worth $3 million per season according to the Flyers’ official Twitter account.

At 23 years old, Lindblom came into the 2019-20 season coming off his best year as a pro, having scored 17 goals and adding 16 assists while playing in 81 games.

Just 31 games into this season, Oskar was on pace to shatter those numbers, having already scored 11 times and racking up 18 points while playing in a top-six role.

On December 13, 2019, Oskar was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma, which is a rare form of cancer usually found in bones and soft tissue. Seven months later and Lindblom is completely cleared of cancer and is back on the ice skating!

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What an amazing story of personal triumph and perseverance for Oskar as many Philadelphia fans and I’m sure NHL fans, in general, felt some sort of emotion upon learning of Oskar’s diagnoses. To push forward the way Oskar has after starting off the season the way he did is truly inspirational and to have him now locked down for three more seasons is outstanding as a Flyers fan.

From a pure hockey perspective, this deal for Lindblom is phenomenal. If Oskar can come back and perform to the standard he set before going out to treat his cancer this deal could end up as a steal for the Flyers. Lindblom was showing flashes of a legit top-six two-way forward, and at 23 years old, one can only assume he’ll continue to improve.

The deal is outstanding for the Flyers from a cap perspective as they have a plethora of young talent to re-sign over the next couple of off-seasons, particularly players like Carter Hart, Phil Myers, Travis Sanheim, and Nicolas Aube-Kubel.

As the Flyers look to make a push during this summer’s playoffs, Lindblom will at least be close by to support and push his teammates towards their goal of winning the Stanley Cup.

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Chuck Fletcher continues to stay proactive as GM of the Philadelphia Flyers and the future in Philly continues to look bright now that Oskar Lindblom and that fantastic smile are gonna be around for at least 3 more seasons!