Flyers send Oskar Lindblom, Travis Sanheim to Phantoms for AHL playoffs

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Oskar Lindblom (left) celebrates his goal against the New York Rangers with teammate Jake Voracek in the Flyers’ 4-3 win on March 22.

The Flyers on Monday sent left winger Oskar Lindblom and defenseman Travis Sanheim to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, hoping they will bolster the team in the AHL’s Calder Cup playoffs.

The Phantoms and Providence are tied at one win apiece in their best-of-five series, which resumes Friday in Allentown.

In the Stanley Cup playoffs against Pittsburgh, Sanheim had a goal in four games, while Lindblom was scoreless in four games. Both are expected to be Flyers regulars next season.

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Lindblom was an AHL all-star this season, scoring 16 goals in 54 games with the Phantoms. Sanheim had a goal, 15 assists, and a plus-14 rating during an 18-game stint with Lehigh Valley.

With the Flyers this season, Lindblom, 21, had two goals and six points in 23 games, while Sanheim, 22, had two goals, 10 points, and a minus-6 rating in 49 games.

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