"Getting the legs going is probably the biggest thing, hopefully feeling the puck early on and putting the puck in their zone," Kane said. "Getting on the forecheck and getting some scoring opportunities is what I'm trying to do the first period."
Kane had seven goals and seven assists in 26 games before the injury. The Jets (14-15-5) went 2-3-1 in his absence.
"It will be good to get him back in the game," Winnipeg coach Claude Noel said. "He just needs to get himself going the best he can. How much he'll play is to be determined by different factors. He's a guy that can have an impact on the game and create some offense."
Eric Tangradi will replace Peluso on a line with James Wright and rookie center John Albert, the Cleveland-born former Ohio State player who will have at least 35 friends and family members in Nationwide Arena for his first NHL game in his home state.
The Blue Jackets (14-15-4) will go with the same lineup as Saturday, meaning third-string goaltender Mike McKenna will make his second straight start because of injuries to Sergei Bobrovsky and backup Curtis McElhinney.
Richards said McElhinney, who sustained a lower-body injury Thursday against the New York Rangers, skated Monday but no timetable is set for his return. Bobrovsky (groin) may get on the ice net week.
Forward Nick Foligno (upper body) made it through the morning skate and coach Todd Richards expects him to face the Jets along with forward RJ Umberger, although he missed practice Monday due to a personal matter.
Defenseman James Wisniewski (upper body) and forward Marian Gaborik (left knee) might return Thursday at the Philadelphia Flyers. Forward Nathan Horton, who has not played this season after undergoing left shoulder surgery in July, is getting close to be being cleared to play.
"It's tough to narrow down a specific date," Richards said of Horton. "I can pretty confidently tell you it won't be before Christmas."
The game has added meaning for Blue Jackets forward Matt Calvert, a native of Brandon, Manitoba.
Calvert has been a spark for the Blue Jackets since his return Nov. 22 from missing 19 games due to an abdominal injury. He has seven points (4-3) and a plus-5 rating in 14 games this season and showed his value Saturday in the 4-3 shootout loss to the St. Louis Blues.
"He missed a lot of time and that was a huge hole for us," Richards said.
Here are the projected lineups for Winnipeg at Columbus on Monday: