Patrick Kane has broached the subject of linemate Marian Hossa shifting from right wing to the left before.

"Sometimes I joke around with him, (saying), 'I got right this shift' and he looks at me like I have three heads," Kane said with a chuckle Wednesday. "There's no talking to that guy about it. Plus, he's got a little bit more rank on me too."

Coach Joel Quenneville said he is considering moving Kane or Hossa to the left side when Jonathan Toews returns to the lineup following his recovery from a concussion and using the talented trio as the No. 1 line.