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Pirri rejoins first-place Wolves

The Chicago Wolves announced Sunday that forward Brandon Pirri, the American Hockey League’s leading scorer, has been returned on loan by the NHL’s Vegas Golden Knights. Pirri produced three goals and one assist in three games for Vegas.

The 27-year-old Toronto native has been red-hot regardless of team and league. Pirri posted seven goals in his last four Wolves games before moving to Vegas on Wednesday. He then played three games in four days for the Golden Knights and recorded one goal in Thursday’s win over the New York Islanders, two goals in Saturday’s overtime loss to Montreal and one assist in Sunday’s overtime loss to Los Angeles.

Pirri leads the AHL in assists (24) and points (41) and shares second in goals (17). Teammate Daniel Carr ranks second to Pirri with 35 points and teammate T.J. Tynan ranks second to Pirri with 23 assists.

The Wolves, who assumed a share of first place in the Central Division with a win Saturday, return to the ice Wednesday night at Milwaukee. Chicago plays its final home game of 2018 at 7 p.m. Saturday with an Illinois Lottery Cup contest against the Rockford IceHogs.