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Flyers’ Lindblom completes cancer treatment, may play when NHL resumes

Ring that bell, Oskar!

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According to a report from the website survivornet.com, an online cancer research and support community, Philadelphia Flyers forward Oskar LIndbolm has completed his treatments for bone cancer.

“He feels great, considering the condition he’s in,” said Brett Flahr, Flyers assistant general manager told the Philadelphia Inquirer, “He’s such a great kid and he’s determined. His focus is to play as soon as possible.”

“He’s doing things like cardio [workouts] to keep up his strength as much as he can. I think as soon as he gets his last treatments, the worst is over for him.” Flahr reported that Lindblom’s doctors have told the young forward “it couldn’t have gone any better for him.”

Lindblom’s teammates, of course, want nothing but the best for him.

“Obviously we want to win,” player Kevin Hayes told NBC Sports, “but hockey is an extreme lower level … compared to cancer. He’s going through a battle and … he just brings a bunch of energy to this room.” The Flyers have kept Lindblom’s locker room stall in tact, waiting for his eventual return.

But… could the kid actually return to the ice when the NHL resumes play later this summer? With the determination that this kid has shown over the past six months… anything is possible. I’d never, EVER count out Oskar Lindblom now.

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