Marcus Kruger has been centering the Hawks' second line with veteran playmakers Marian Hossa and Patrick Sharp occupying the wings.
Kruger has filled the Hawks' void at center to the best of his ability, but he hasn't had the most ideal amount of success on faceoffs.
Kruger is more fit to play center on the fourth offensive line. He's still young and improving, but centering the second line is too much responsibility for him to handle right now.
Blackhawks' GM Stan Bowman will have to trade for a player to replace Kruger at center if he wants to find a permanent solution for head coach Joel Quenneville to implement on the second line.
There are a number of young players, as well as veterans, for Bowman to attempt to acquire prior to the trade deadline.