Flyers Forward Oskar Lindblom Diagnosed With Ewing's Sarcoma

Oskar Lindblom
Oskar Lindblom skating against the Maple Leafs | Mitchell Leff/Getty Images

Scary news was reported Friday involving Oskar Lindblom of the Philadelphia Flyers.

The team announced on Twitter that the 23-year-old forward has been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, Ewing's Sarcoma, and will likely miss the remainder of the season.

Lindblom was diagnosed by specialists at the University of Pennsylvania, but the Flyers refused to reveal more information in order to give him and his family privacy during this recovery period.

The rest of the hockey world has shown support for Lindblom, reaching out over social media to address the situation.

Prior to the diagnosis, Lindblom was in the midst a career year in his third season in the NHL, putting up 11 goals and seven assists for 18 points in 30 games.

Obviously, Lindblom's play on the ice doesn't matter whatsoever at the moment. Ewing's Sarcoma is a rare cancer that develops around the bones and must be treated immediately.

Thankfully though, the survival rate for it is very high. Us as fans must maintain optimism and support Lindblom as he works towards a quick recovery.

Our thoughts go out to the skater and his family.