Rovers boss Gary Bowyer has expressed a desire to see Cairney see out the 2013/14 campaign at Ewood Park.
Bruce, though, has noted that the 22-year-old midfielder has been flourishing in the Championship.
A stint away from the KC Stadium was intended to provide a platform on which to build confidence and form.
With Cairney having made the most of that opportunity, there is now a chance that he will have a role to play in the Tigers' Premier League adventure over the second half of the season.
Bruce said: "I'm certainly not dismissing him because I know he's a good player.
"It's in my mind to possibly bring him back in January.
"I've spoken with Gary at length a couple of times in the last few weeks.
"He rings me and I ring him just to see how Tom is doing. He's doing very well, just as I thought he would.
"He's always one of them that's got great ability and it was a matter of time once he started playing regularly."