Oskar Lindblom and the San Jose Sharks agree to a two-year contract
The Sharks have signed winger Oskar Lindblom to a two-year contract.
The contract carries an average annual value of $2.5 million, according to The Athletic.
Earlier this week, Lindblom, 25, saw the final year of his three-year, $9 million contract bought out by the Philadelphia Flyers, making him an unrestricted free agent. Lindblom had 12 goals and 26 points in 79 games last season.
In December 2019, Lindblom was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma, a rare type of bone cancer, and began treatment which sidelined him for the rest of the regular season. On July 2, 2020, he rang a ceremonial bell to signify the end of his treatments and again when he returned to the Flyers roster for two games in the Stanley Cup Playoffs in September of that year. .
Lindblom returned to his usual spot in the Flyers roster in 2020-21, playing in 50 of 56 games, and was once again declared cancer-free following a CT scan in March.
“It goes up and down every day,” Lindblom said last year. “You can feel good one day, another day you feel like you haven’t played hockey in a while. You just have to fight hard, try to be mentally strong and do your job every day and hopefully feel good.
“Oskar is a proven forward who can provide offensive advantages in the middle of our lineup,” Sharks general manager Mike Grier said in a statement. “He has overcome significant obstacles in his young career and his strength and desire to play hockey is immeasurable. We are happy to have him join our organization.
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