This season did not end as the Flyers had hoped, but one of the big bright spots for the team was a healthy Oskar Lindblom. Lindblom was diagnosed with Ewings Sarcoma in December of 2019 and after treatment he made a return to the ice during the NHL bubble. But this season the Flyers forward returned healthy and ready to go. Playing 50 games and totaling 14 points for team. But his perseverance was recognized by the league on Tuesday night.
Lindblom took home the Bill Masterton Award which is given to the player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to hockey. This award is meaningful because unlike many NHL awards Linblom didnt beat out 3 finalists, he beat out 31. Each team nominates a player.
Lindblom was most deserving and its good to see that #OskarStrong was recognized for the hard work he put in to return to the orange and black.