Snodgrass is wanted on loan again by Aston Villa – but Bruce doesn't know if he will be able to sign the Scotland winger for the second time from West Ham.
Snodgrass starred for Villa last season, helping them reach the play-off final, and Bruce would love him back, but admits that will depend on new Hammers boss Manuel Pellegrini.
Bruce said: “Snodgrass was a very important player for us. He was a class act but has since returned to West Ham.
“He is trying to make an impression on a new manager and I don't know anything about his current situation."