Its possible i suppose.Brown might be shipped out with McLaren showing better than him.Steckel could move to with Bozak a elite face-off man now to. There is a need to change a couple things but,moving MacArthur has some value potential more so than other moves that could be made at present.
Even having Lupul with Kadri and Frattin would make 3 fantastic lines. Use Grabo, Kule, Komorov as a shutdown line. I like JVR and Kessel together because JVR is more effective in front of the net to pot rebounds and finish feeds from Kessel and Bozak.
Well Lupul is still a few weeks away, and I doubt we can really bank on all the players we currently have to stay healthy for the next month. So by the time he gets back there may be a spot already open due to injuries.
But assuming all players do stay healthy, I think Mac may just be the odd man out. So I would probably just go with what the OP listed as his lines.
I honestly think Carlyle will keep the top-line intact due to their chemistry lately. JVR is on fire and the other two are playing great to. I think Lupul will play with Kadri and Frattin, which will be a good line.
Notice we have three solid scoring lines and a tough line with a great checking centre. None of this "top six bottom six" garbage. Three scoring lines, with the third being somewhat of a hybrid scoring-checking line. Our 4th line is one of the most effective in the league in my opinion.
I could see McArthur and one of our many defensemen (Gunnar?) being packaged together for something of higher quality than either of them. Trade depth for quality. But it's also very nice to have depth for the playoffs.
2A and 2b tandem, split time or game to game play who ever is playing better. The Kadri, Frattin and Lupul line would provide more offence and likely would play more when behind, the Grabo line would play more when ahead because of their defensive ability. Its beautiful having 3 quality 2nd lines.
Komisarek is the 7th.
We can use an extra roster spot for one of Fraser or Kostka too. But I believe the other would have to pass through waivers.
Do we keep Gardiner and Holzer on the Marlies instead so we don't lose anyone or try to swing a trade? 5th rounder for Fraser?