Lindblom (illness) won't be available if and when the NHL's proposed 24-team playoff gets underway, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Lindblom was diagnosed with Ewing's sarcoma in December and has been undergoing treatment in the Philadelphia area ever since. While the 23-year-old winger took a huge step forward in his recovery by resuming skating Tuesday, it's safe to assume he's still a long way off from being cleared for game action. While the Flyers are chasing the Stanley Cup, Lindblom will continue to work toward a potential return in 2020-21.

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