The experiment, if that's what it is, is taking on a new element.

Tyler Kennedy will get a look on a line with Evgeni Malkin and James Neal tonight when the Penguins play in Winnipeg. He'll even do it on the left wing.

"[Neal] likes the right side, so I'll try the left side and see how it goes," Kennedy, usually a right winger, said Thursday after coach Dan Bylsma shuffled three of his four forward lines in practice at Consol Energy Center.

"I don't think I've ever played on the left side. I know if I go in focused, it shouldn't be too bad [a transition]."

One of the burning questions for the Penguins entering this lockout-shortened season was who would fill the spot on the left side next to Malkin. Chris Kunitz played there last season -- when Malkin won the NHL scoring title and Neal piled up 40 goals -- but he was shifted back to Sidney Crosby's line now that Crosby is healthy.