Philadelphia Flyers star forward Oskar Lindblom has been diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma, a rare bone cancer, according to NBC Philadelphia.
Lindblom will miss the remainder of the 2019-2020 season as he undergoes treatment for the disease.
In a statement, the Flyers say, “Philadelphia Flyers forward Oskar Lindblom has been diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma by leading specialists at the University of Pennsylvania. 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. Out of respect for Oskar and his family, the team will have no further comment at this time and asks that Oskar be afforded a period of privacy so that he may focus his efforts on his treatment and a return to full health.”