“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,” Flahr said in an interview with Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer. “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.”
Lindblom, 23, was in the middle of a breakout season before he was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma, a rare bone cancer, in December. He hasn’t played in a game since and it remains unknown whether he’ll be able to return to the ice next season.
A native of Sweden, Lindblom has remained in Philadelphia for his treatments at Penn State University Medical Center and was spotted more than once visiting teammates at the Wells Fargo Center before the season shutdown.
Flahr says doctors have told Lindblom that the treatments “couldn’t have gone any better for him.”
“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.”