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Both the Flyers and Islanders give stick taps to Lindblom as he makes NHL return

An incredible story. What a brave young man.

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Oskar is back, baby. 

Philadelphia Flyers forward Oskar Lindblom has officially made his return to the NHL this evening, suiting up in Game 6 of his team's second round playoff series against the New York Islanders. Less than nine months ago Lindblom wasn't sure if he'd ever play hockey again after being diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer called Ewing's Sarcoma. Today, Lindblom led his team onto the ice. Incredible.

If this video doesn't give you chills, you better check your pulse:


Even better, or at least more real and raw, though was this reaction from both the Flyers and the Islanders as Lindblom lined up on the wing for the game's opening faceoff.

Check it out:


Man... who's cutting onions in here? It got musty all of a sudden...