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.
Flyers general manager Chuck Fletcher said Monday that Lindblom is "doing well" as he continues to recover from a rare bone cancer, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. After being diagnosed with Ewing's sarcoma in December, the 23-year-old continues to go through treatment in the Philadelphia area and has been in touch with the organization regarding his recovery. Even with the NHL season having been delayed by the coronavirus pandemic, the Flyers aren't counting on Lindblom playing again in 2019-20 and remain focused on his long-term health more than anything. The young winger put up 11 goals and seven assists in 30 games before he was moved to long-term injured reserve.
Lindblom has been diagnosed with Ewing's sarcoma and is expected to miss the remainder of the 2019-20 campaign, Adam Kimelman of NHL.com reports. Lindblom's hockey career will be placed on the back burner as he turns his focus to battling his illness. The 23-year-old Swede will likely be placed on long-term injured reserve for the remainder of the season.
Lindblom (upper body) won't play Saturday against Minnesota, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. The Flyers have yet to release a projected timetable for Lindblom's recovery, but he'll need to return to practice before he'll be considered an option to rejoin the lineup, so he can be considered out indefinitely until that occurs. David Kase will continue to round out Philadelphia's depth up front until Lindblom's given the green light.
Lindblom will not suit up for Wednesday's game against the Avalanche due to an upper-body injury, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Lindblom's absence will leave a significant hole up front for a Flyers squad that had been clicking offensively recently, tallying four or more goals in four of their last five games. The expected length of his absence has yet to be revealed, so it's best to consider the third-year winger questionable for Saturday's contest versus the Wild until more information surfaces. David Kase will replace him Wednesday.
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