BREAKING: Flyers Re-sign Oskar Lindblom to a 3-year extension
The good news just keeps on rolling.
On July 2nd, the Flyers posted a video of Lindblom ringing the bell at Penn Medicine signifying that he won his battle with Ewing’s Sarcoma, the rare form of cancer he was diagnosed with back in December.
Fight. Inspire. Overcome. Celebrate.
Ring that bell, @oskarlindblom!@PennMedicine #OskarStrong pic.twitter.com/RM1PCxHnfY
— x-Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) July 2, 2020
To top all of that off, the Flyers announced this morning that they had re-signed Lindblom to a 3yr/9mil contract with an AAV of 3 million. Lindblom will become a RFA once those three years are up.
DONE DEAL! ✍️@oskarlindblom is staying in Philly! https://t.co/92scJ6ZWx5
— x-Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) July 22, 2020
Overall the news we have been receiving on Oskar lately is so heartwarming to see. After the diagnosis, he was always in great spirits around the team and players/coaches always talked about how he had a smile on his face.
We’ve already seen videos on him on-ice practicing but today we also received some more news on Lindblom traveling to the bubble and potentially playing?
Flyers GM Chuck Fletcher hopes Oskar Lindblom can go with team to bubble in Toronto 🧡💜
Could he play in playoffs?
“Absolutely. I don’t know what’s out of the question. I wouldn’t certainly put any limits on Oskar. We’ll obviously do everything that we can to protect him” pic.twitter.com/JZrL1wkVIV
— John Clark (@JClarkNBCS) July 22, 2020
All in all, I couldn’t be happier for Oskar Lindblom. A warrior with a smile on his face, and the Flyers re-signing him was a first-class move by a first-class organization. We can’t wait to see him back out there.
OSKAR FOR 3 MORE YEARS BABY LETS ROLL https://t.co/cKDPZV3FuR pic.twitter.com/OKUnp5G8Th
— TLY (@TheLibertyYell) July 22, 2020