PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia Flyers left winger Oskar Lindblom will miss the rest of the 2019-20 season after being diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma, the team announced on Friday. Lindblom will undergo further testing next week and then begin his treatment immediately afterward.
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“The Flyers will do everything possible to support Oskar and assist him in securing the best care available,” Flyers general manager Chuck Fletcher said in a statement. “Out of respect for Oskar and his family, the team will have no further comment at this time and asks that Oskar be afforded a period of privacy so that he may focus his efforts on his treatment and a return to full health.”
Ewing’s sarcoma is a rare type of cancerous tumor that grows in the bones or soft tissue around bones and has a high rate of being cured, according to WebMD. It tends to impact males more often and impacts about 200 children and young adults in the U.S. every year.
The 23-year-old Lindblom, a 2014 fifth-round pick, is tied with Travis Konecny for the team lead with 11 goals in 30 games.