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In Toews' absence, Patrick Kane has shifted back to center, and again is playing his best hockey of the season there. On the second line, rushed youngster Marcus Kruger has been filling in admirably.
When and if Toews returns either during the regular season or postseason, it will cause a line shuffle. He'll reclaim his spot as the first-line center, bumping Kane either back to wing or the second-line center job.
Should Kane return to wing, it will leave some weird combination of Kruger, Brendan Morrison, Patrick Sharp and maybe a surprise (Brandon Pirri?) to duke it out for the second-line center job. Any of the group is really the best of a bad situation.
Regardless of what happens, someone needs to have that commitment from the staff that they will be at center until the season ends. Without that, expect the winning ways of late to become nothing more than a memory.