Lyle Odelein is out for the rest of the season at least to undergo knee surgery.
Michel Ouellet is fully recovered from his knee bruise and is ready to play.
None of this news is really all that bad. You never like to see someone get hurt, but Odelein not playing will mean more time for the other defensemen to develop. It could even mean more playing time for a player like Noah Welch, should they choose to call him up to the big club.
Ouellet's impact will be felt. He has 24 pts in 28 games this year, which translates to a highly successful rookie season.