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Lindblom 'in real good spirits' during visit with Flyers

Forward being treated for Ewing's sarcoma, not expected to return this season @NHLdotcom

Oskar Lindblom, who is undergoing treatment for Ewing's sarcoma, a form of bone cancer, visited his Philadelphia Flyers teammates at practice Friday.

It was the Flyers' first practice since returning from a six-game road trip that started after the Christmas break. Their last game of the trip was a 5-4 overtime loss to the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday, and they defeated the Washington Capitals 3-2 at home Wednesday. The Flyers host the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday (7 p.m. ET; NBCSP+, SUN, NHL.TV).

"We can't shake hands or hug today. But it's good for him to be around the boys, good for everybody to see him in real good spirits," coach Alain Vigneault said of the forward, who is in his third season with Philadelphia.

"He's doing real well, he's in good spirits. He's here, he's looking real good. Guys call him 'Sunshine' from that movie 'Remember the Titans,' the quarterback. He looks like him, has that same beautiful smile. Been real good to see him."

The Flyers announced Dec. 13 that Lindblom had been diagnosed with cancer. He is not expected to play again this season.

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