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The San Jose Sharks signed forward Oskar Lindblom to a two-year contract, the team announced Wednesday.

The deal is worth $2.5 million per season, reports TSN’s Pierre LeBrun.

Lindblom had the final year of his contract bought out by the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday. He was owed $3 million on the deal.

The 25-year-old was drafted by the Flyers in the fifth round of the 2014 draft. His career was put on hold in 2019 after being diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma – a form of blood cancer – but he worked his way back into Philadelphia’s lineup and won the Masterton Trophy for dedication to the sport in 2021.

Lindblom has notched 97 points in 263 career games.

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.

Philadelphia Flyers forward Oskar Lindblom has been named the 2021 recipient of the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy, the league announced Tuesday.

Mathew Dumba of the Minnesota Wild and Patrick Marleau of the San Jose Sharks were the other finalists.

The annual award is given to the player who best exemplifies perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to hockey. It’s voted on by members of the Professional Hockey Writers Association.

Lindblom was also a finalist in 2020. The 24-year-old recovered from Ewing’s sarcoma – a rare form of blood cancer – and was a regular in Philadelphia’s lineup this season.

“Just to be able to get back on the ice again was so, so good, and I can’t say more than that,” Lindblom said. “It was an awesome feeling to be back on the ice again.”

He added: “I would like to thank my family, my girlfriend, my whole team, the organization, and especially the doctors and nurses who have been helping me along the way, and everyone else who have been with me the whole way. I just want to say a big thank you to all of you.”

Lindblom finished the year with eight goals and six assists.

Minnesota Wild defenseman Mathew DumbaPhiladelphia Flyers forward Oskar Lindblom, and San Jose Sharks forward Patrick Marleau are finalists for the 2021 Masterton Trophy, the league announced Tuesday.

The annual award is given to the player who best exemplifies perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to hockey. It’s voted on by members of the Professional Hockey Writers Association.

Dumba co-founded the Hockey Diversity Alliance last year and has contributed to numerous community initiatives in Minnesota. The 26-year-old won the King Clancy Memorial Trophy last season for his leadership qualities.

Lindblom is up for the award for the second year in a row. The 24-year-old recovered from Ewing’s sarcoma – a form of bone cancer – last year and suited up in 50 of 56 games in 2021.

Marleau, 41, broke Gordie Howe’s all-time record for games played this campaign. The Sharks veteran now sits at 1,779 career contests.


The Philadelphia Flyers have signed forward Oskar Lindblom to a three-year contract extension with an average annual value of $3 million, the club announced Wednesday.

Lindblom was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma, a rare form of cancer, in December. He missed the rest of the regular season while undergoing treatment, which he concluded earlier in July.

The Swedish winger, who turns 24 on Aug. 15, was tied for the team lead with 11 goals at the time of his diagnosis. He produced 18 points in 30 games during his third NHL campaign in 2019-20.

Lindblom was selected last week as one of three finalists for the Masterton Trophy – awarded annually to the player “who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to hockey.”

Flyers general manager Chuck Fletcher implied Wednesday that he hasn’t ruled out the possibility of having Lindblom suit up for games when the league begins its 24-team postseason.

Drafted 138th overall by the Flyers in 2014, Lindblom is in the final year of an entry-level pact he inked with Philadelphia in May 2017. He currently carries a cap hit of $925,000, though he remains on long-term injured reserve.


Philadelphia Flyers forward Oskar Lindblom is set to undergo his final treatments as he continues to make progress in his fight against a rare bone cancer.

Lindblom, 23, was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma in December and missed the rest of the suspended season.

“Oskar’s going through his last treatments coming up here, but everything I’ve been told from Jimmy (McCrossin, the team’s trainer) has been very positive,” Flyers assistant general manager Brett Flahr said Monday, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Sam Carchidi. “He feels great, considering the condition he’s in. He’s such a great kid and he’s determined. His focus is to play as soon as possible.”

The Swedish winger has been undergoing treatments at the University of Pennsylvania. Lindblom has continued to train, but whether or not he’ll be able to return next season remains unknown.

“For all the stuff this guy has been through, he looks terrific,” Flahr said. “The last time I saw him, he looked good. He had that smile on his face. He’s doing things like cardio (workouts) to keep up his strength as much as he can. I think as soon as he gets his last treatments, the worst is over for him.

“It couldn’t have gone any better for him,” Flahr said Lindblom’s doctor’s told the young talent.

Following the difficult news, the hockey world came together to show their support for Lindblom. On Dec. 17, the Flyers presented a video tribute that was greeted with love and support from thousands inside the Wells Fargo Center.

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Lindblom was on pace for a career season before it came to a halt, contributing 11 goals and 18 points through 30 games.

Philadelphia Flyers forward Oskar Lindblom has been diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma and is not expected to return for the remainder of the season, the team announced Friday.

Ewing’s sarcoma is a rare type of cancer that occurs in the bones or the surrounding soft tissue. Lindblom will undergo further testing and evaluation next week and begin treatment immediately after.

The 23-year-old winger was enjoying a career season in his third year with the Flyers. Lindblom has contributed 18 points and is tied for the team lead with 11 goals through 30 games.

Selected by Philadelphia in the fifth round of the 2014 NHL Draft, Lindblom has amassed 30 goals and 57 points over 134 contests.