Jets' Kane to return Thursday against Coyotes Staff

2/25/2014 2:23:58 PM

Winnipeg Jets forward Evander Kane is ready to return to action and will play on Thursday night against the Phoenix Coyotes.

Jets head coach Paul Maurice confirmed the news on Tuesday, saying Kane was fully recovered from a hand infection that forced the Jets to put him on Injured Reserve on February 3.

Kane initially sustained the hand injury on January 7 during a fight with Eric Brewer of the Tampa Bay Lightning.

The 22-year-old returned to the lineup for four games but developed an infection that sidelined him for the Jets' final six games prior to the Olympic break.