Bannigan missed the 1-0 victory over St Mirren because of suspension after his dismissal in the League Cup defeat to Celtic in October.
But defender Jordan McMillan will miss the match with the Dons after collecting his fifth yellow card of the season against Hamilton Accies earlier this month.
Kallum Higginbotham is also in contention after the Thistle winger recovered from a recent knee injury.
Aberdeen travel to Glasgow without Shay Logan and Willo Flood for the match against the Jags.
Full-back Logan is suspended following his post-match red card after the 2-1 defeat to Celtic at Pittodrie.
And midfielder Flood is out after tearing his hamstring in the same game.
Nicky Low, Clark Robertson, Russell Anderson, Craig Murray and Craig Storie remain out of contention.
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