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Lindblom likely out for season for Flyers, will receive cancer treatment

Forward diagnosed with Ewing's sarcoma, no timetable for return @NHLdotcom

Oskar Lindblom is expected to be out for the remainder of the season for the Philadelphia Flyers while receiving treatment for Ewing's sarcoma, a form of bone cancer.

"Philadelphia Flyers forward Oskar Lindblom has been diagnosed with Ewing's sarcoma by leading specialists at the University of Pennsylvania," Flyers general manager Chuck Fletcher said in a statement. "He will undergo further testing and evaluation next week and begin treatment immediately thereafter. He is not expected to return to play for the remainder of the season. The Flyers will do everything possible to support Oskar and assist him in securing the best care available."

Lindblom, who didn't play in a 3-1 loss at the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday because of an upper-body injury, has 18 points (11 goals, seven assists) in 30 games this season. He is tied with forward Travis Konecny for the Philadelphia lead in goals.

Selected by the Flyers in the fifth round (No. 138) of the 2014 NHL Draft, the 23-year-old forward has 57 points (30 goals, 27 assists) in 134 games in three NHL seasons and no points in four Stanley Cup Playoff games.

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