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Penguins wear Oskar Strong shirts to support Flyers forward

Crosby, Malkin among Pittsburgh players sporting tees for Lindblom

by Dan O'Leary @DanOLeary25 / Staff Writer

Some things are bigger than even the most heated rivalries.

The Pittsburgh Penguins wore Oskar Strong shirts before their game against the Philadelphia Flyers on Friday in honor of the Philadelphia Flyers forward, still battling Ewing's sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer.

Tweet from @penguins: You've got this, @oskarlindblom.#OskarStrong

Before the game, the team shared a photo of captain Sidney Crosby, forward Evgeni Malkin and defenseman Kris Letang standing together proudly displaying the shirts. Another shot featured defenseman Marcus Pettersson and forward Patric Hornqvist.

The Penguins were the latest to join the outpouring of love and support for Lindblom from fans, teammates and opponents alike after his diagnosis became public on December 13.

In his first game back at Wells Fargo Center, watching from a suite, Lindblom was given a standing ovation by fans in attendance.

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