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Flyers F Lindblom diagnosed with cancer

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) Philadelphia Flyers forward Oskar Lindblom will miss the rest of the season after being diagnosed with Ewing's sarcoma, a cancerous tumor that grows in the bones or in the tissue around bones.

The 23-year-old from Sweden had 11 goals and 18 points in 30 games this season. Lindblom has 30 goals in 134 career games over two-plus seasons with the Flyers. The Flyers had said earlier this week only that Lindblom would miss games because of an upper-body injury.

"The Flyers will do everything possible to support Oskar and assist him in securing the best care available," general manager Chuck Fletcher said Friday.


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