The Nets got one of their key injured players back Saturday, and another could soon follow.

Andrei Kirilenko returned to the floor for the first time since leaving Sunday’s win over the Kings in Brooklyn with a sprained right ankle, scoring five points in 12 minutes in the Nets’ 101-94 loss to the Wizards at Verizon Center.

“I felt OK,” said Kirilenko, who had missed two games. “Nothing bothered me. It was just the first game coming back. I’m feeling pretty good.”

In addition to Kirilenko, Nets coach Jason Kidd said Kevin Garnett — who sat out his eighth straight game with back spasms — is on the mend, and didn’t rule out the possibility of Garnett returning Monday when the Nets host the Suns.

“He’s doing better,” said Kidd, who deemed Garnett questionable for Monday’s game. “We’ll see how his workouts go, and we’ll see how he feels Monday.