(Photo from @NHLFlyers on Twitter).

Philadelphia Flyers’ forward Oskar Lindblom is back skating after undergoing treatment for a rare form of bone cancer. The 23-year-old had his NHL season end abruptly back in December when it was announced that he had been diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma.

Although he was back skating, Lindblom still has to undergo a few final chemo treatments. According to Charlie O’ Connor, who covers the Flyers for the Athletic, Lindblom’s doctors approved his return to the team’s facilities and also gave approval to him skating with the club.

The Flyers shared news of Lindblom’s return to Twitter on Tuesday afternoon with the caption “The best tweet you’ll see today.”

The Flyers also shared a video of Lindblom skating and doing practice drills at the Flyers’ training facility in Voorhees, New Jersey.

It’s pretty incredible to see Lindblom back skating, especially when you consider what is going on in the world right now.


Flyers fans were quick to respond to the news on social media, with many expressing concern for Lindblom and wanting to ensure that his return to the ice wasn’t premature. The Flyers already announced that Lindblom wouldn’t be playing at all this season, so this was likely done as a morale boost for the team with the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs approaching.

If all goes well and the COVID-19 virus eventually disappears, we could see Lindblom back in game action for the Flyers in the 2020-21 season. The youngster was enjoying a breakout year in his second full NHL season, notching 11 goals and 18 points in 30 contests before cancer cut his 2019-20 campaign short.