He had surgery on Dec 9th, with an expected recovery period of 8 weeks. The Olympics are from Feb 10th to the 26th. He should be more than healed by the time that they're over, so it's possible that he could play the 1st game after the break.
I, too, hope that he thrives under the new rules, but even anything would be an improvement for this team. As long as he can just chip in a goal here and there, it'll be more than Luc and a boost, depth-wise.