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.
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.