Some of that will come when he helps the Flyers celebrate

The Philadelphia Flyers forward is coming up on two years since he was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma, a form of bone cancer, on Dec. 10, 2019. His time dealing with the disease, and his eventual return to playing during the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs, resonated far beyond what the 25-year-old thought possible.
The support Lindblom received from teammates, opposing players and fans helped him persevere through surgery and months of chemotherapy. He said he feels it’s his responsibility to pay that support forward.

Some of that will come when he helps the Flyers celebrate Hockey Fights Cancer Night when they host the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday (7 p. m. ET; SNE, SNO, SNP, NBCSP, BSSUN, ESPN+, NHL LIVE).

But his work extends further than one day on the schedule. For the second season in a row, Lindblom received permission from the NHL to wear a lavender ribbon decal on the back of his helmet all season to show support for those dealing with cancer and their families.

He also sends out more personal messages as often as he can.

Among those touched by Lindblom was the Lomazoff family. Matthew Lomazoff was 31 years old when he died July 3, 2020, eight years after being diagnosed with brain cancer. It was one day after Lindblom rang a ceremonial bell to commemorate the completion of his cancer treatments.