Kane participated in a full practice Monday and coach Paul Maurice declared he was ready to go.
"Leading into [Monday], he had three hard skates, and that’s what we were waiting for," Maurice told the Winnipeg Sun. "It’s that conditioning of being able to skate. So he’s in the lineup [Tuesday]."
"I'd like to think I’m going to have some patience with it, because I'd like to see it work," Maurice said. "At the same time, I do have another place for him as well that I wouldn't mind seeing him."
Despite missing 12 games to injury, Kane's 14 goals rank third on the Jets. Kane's father will also be on the Jets' two-game California swing during which players are allowed to bring their dads.