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The Flyers and LW Oskar Linblom have agreed on a three-year contract extension with an AAV (average annual value) of $3 million, per Flyers GM, Chuck Fletcher.
Oscar’s season was cut short due to being diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma. A rare type of cancer. On July 2nd, Lindblom completed his treatments at a nearby Cancer Center in Philadelphia. Where he was deemed to be ridden of Cancer at that time.
In what was looked upon as a breakout season for Lindblom, he in 30 games recorded 18 points (11 Goals, 7 Assists). Those 11 Goals were tied for the team lead at the time of his diagnosis.
“I am very excited to be a part of the Flyers for the next three seasons. The support that the organization, the fans, and the entire NHL has given me has been quite overwhelming. I can’t wait to get back skating with the boys and being the professional hockey player I know I can be. I want to thank the Flyers for giving me this opportunity and I look forward to the day I’m back and contributing to the team’s success.” – Oskar Lindblom
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