Inverness manager Terry Butcher hopes to have more options available for the game.
Gavin Morrison (ribs) is pushing for a return while Josh Meekings and Lee Cox are closer to first-team action and David Proctor is expected to make the squad after being forced off at Celtic Park with a head knock.
Chris Hogg, Owain Tudur Jones (both knee), Jonny Hayes and Aaron Doran (both shoulder) are definitely out.
St Mirren have an unchanged squad for the clash.
Midfielders Hugh Murray (knee) and Aaron Mooy (back) are closing in on comebacks but are not yet ready for first-team action.
Defender Darren McGregor (knee) is a long-term absentee.
Inverness (from): Esson, Tokely, Golobart, Ross, Sutherland, Foran, Tade, Piermayr, G Shinnie, A Shinnie, Meekings, Gillet, Chippendale, Davis, McKay, Tansey, Proctor, Tuffey.
St Mirren (from): Samson, van Zanten, Mair, McAusland, Tesselaar, McLean, Thomson, Goodwin, Teale, Hasselbaink, McGowan, Thompson, McShane, Smith, Carey, Barron, Haddad, McKee.