The report suggested the French midfielder didn't show for training on Thursday having been substituted in the Carling Cup win against West Ham on Wednesday.
But caretaker boss David insisted: "Stephane Dalmat was allowed to go to France last week. He hasn't been disciplined, he had a family problem that emerged in the middle of last week.
"We are expecting him back early this week."
David Pleat has denied claims made in a Sunday newspaper that Stephane Dalmat was dropped from Saturday's game against Bolton.