The midfielder is suspended for one match after his dismissal on a second yellow card in the 2-1 victory over Aberdeen at Pittodrie two weeks ago.
Hoops defender Mikael Lustig is expected to be out for several weeks with a hamstring injury he suffered on international duty with Sweden.
But Celtic boss Ronny Deila will have Kris Commons available again following his recent absence with a muscle injury.
Dundee manager Paul Hartley has concerns over two players ahead of the trip to Celtic Park.
Defender Paul McGinn is doubtful due to a back problem while winger Martin Boyle has flu.
Dundee striker Craig Wighton is struggling because of an ankle injury but midfielder Simon Ferry and forward Luka Tankulic will both be back in the squad.
Peter MacDonald and Kyle Letheren remain out of contention as they recover from knee injuries.