Wigan defender Andreas Granqvist has joined his former club Helsingborgs on loan until the end of the season.
Granqvist has failed to make a league appearance this year after starting the first eight games of the season.
Bruce said: "This is by no means the end of the road for Andreas as far as this club is concerned.
"He is a good young player with plenty of potential. However, with the European Championships coming up in the summer, he needs first team action to have a chance of getting in the Sweden squad.
"We felt it was the fairest option for him to allow this move to go ahead."