Patrick Kane returns to Blackhawks
Kane played 19:45 and was a minus-2 for the night.
"[It's] pretty exciting, pretty happy about it, too," Kane said after practice Tuesday morning.
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Kane, who was officially activated hours before gametime, missed the past eight games with an ankle injury he suffered spinning away from a check in a game against Calgary earlier this month.
"It's probably as good as it's going to get for a while," Kane said. "I might have to deal with it for a little bit but that's another thing I'll have to worry about.
"I don't feel it on the ice. Hopefully it's the same way during a game. That would be awesome, but I'm sure it's going to be a little different in a game atmosphere."
Jesse Rogers covers the Blackhawks for ESPNChicago.com.