Patrick Kane is back to being a man in the middle for the Blackhawks — for now.

Kane, who started the season at center before being shifted back to right wing after 24 games, will be centering Friday night when the Hawks face the Red Wings at the United Center.

Coach Joel Quenneville shook up the lines after Wednesday night's 2-0 loss to the Kings and Kane likely will center the second unit between wingers Patrick Sharp and Viktor Stalberg. Quenneville had Kane in the middle of Sharp and Marian Hossa late against the Kings.