Coach Quenneville says they're going to try Kruger at second line center more; he will start there on Saturday.
Kruger has played on the second line sparingly this season and saw some time there last year. He has 18 points (4G / 14A) in 46 games. He receives a boost in fantasy value while he is skating with Patrick Kane and Kris Versteeg. He makes for an interesting choice in one-day fantasy leagues.
Quenneville elected to move Marcus Kruger to wing and play him with Dave Bolland and Andrew Shaw.
Kruger moves to the wing with the acquisition of Brendan Morrison. The rookie has three goals and 11 points through 40 games. He may have peaked offensively this season as his minutes are guaranteed to drop.
Kruger still hasn't been cleared for contact, but has been skating on his own. It was a good sign Sunday that he participated in practice with his teammates for the first time since his symptoms returned after getting roughed up by the Columbus Blue Jackets on Dec. 26.
Kruger still has not been cleared for contact and has no timetable so it's hard to expect too much from the injured rookie. Before getting hurt he scored three goals and 10 points in 34 games.