Flyers place Lindblom on waivers for buyout

Posted: 13/07/2022 in NHL
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The Philadelphia Flyers have placed forward Oskar Lindblom on unconditional waivers to buy out the final year of his contract, the team announced Tuesday.

Lindblom has one year remaining on his current deal at a cap hit of $3 million.

“This was a very difficult decision to make and one that we spent a lot of time examining,” general manager Chuck Fletcher said in a statement. “No one can question the desire, will, and strength to overcome all that Oskar has been through off the ice in order to return to the game he loves. Further, Oskar’s commitment to his teammates and impact in our room has been immeasurable. He is truly an inspiration to us all, and he will always remain a special part of the Philadelphia Flyers family. We wish him all the best as he continues his NHL career.”

Lindblom was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma – a form of blood cancer – in 2019. He finished treatment and returned to the Flyers, winning the Masterton Trophy for dedication to the sport in 2021.

The Flyers also announced Tuesday they’d be donating $100,000 in Lindblom’s name to local charities that help families impacted by cancer.

Lindblom was a fifth-round pick of the Flyers in 2014. He notched 97 points in 263 games with the club.

Philadelphia will save $3.3 million in cap space this season by buying Lindblom out and will owe $666,667 in 2023-24, according to CapFriendly.

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