Hitchcock said that Langenbrunner, T.J. Oshie (wrist) and Vladimir Sobotka (ankle) are all expected to be on the ice for Thursday's practice and at least two of the three could play Friday against Nashville.
Sobotka has been quick to recover from his ankle injury so expect the gritty forward to center the fourth line again shortly. He has two goals and 10 points through 27 games.
Sobotka was hit by an errant shot in practice and was seen in a walking boot after practice. The gritty forward has two goals and 10 points in 27 games playing on all four lines. If he can't play, look for Chris Porter to draw back in.