Alma Lindqvist announced the news via Instagram with a lovely picture and caption a little over a year after Lindblom’s initial Ewing’s sarcoma diagnosis.
“What a year! 369 days ago we found out that Oskar had cancer, and today we got to know that the scans are clear after his second checkup,” Lindqvist wrote on Instragram on Tuesday.
The 24-year-old was diagnosed with the rare form of bone cancer on December 10th of 2019 as he was in the midst of a breakout season. Leading the Flyers in goal scoring at the time of the diagnosis, the fast-rising Lindblom was left to deal with an arduous journey over the next following months in a battle for his life.
Lindblom completed his treatment in early July and was able to join the Flyers in Toronto for the Stanley Cup playoffs, returning in Game six in the second round against the Islanders. It was his first game since way back on December 7th of 2019, and a tremendous story of personal perseverance.
The Flyers inked him to a three-year, $9 million contract in mid-July after his return, and he’ll be expected to return to his rising game whenever the 2020-21 season begins.
In a year filled with such little hope and so many challenges and changes, Lindblom’s story is near the very top of the very best ones of 2020.
Cheers, Oskar — and let’s go Flyers!