The Vegas Golden Knights have recalled red-hot forward Brandon Pirri just hours after assigning him to the AHL, according to The Athletic's Jesse Granger.

This marks the second time in the last seven days that Pirri's been sent down to the Chicago Wolves only to be called up shortly thereafter. He has seven goals and three assists in eight NHL games this season since his initial call-up in late December.

The reason why Pirri's been bouncing up and down between the minors and the major-league club like a kid on a pogo stick is simple: He doesn't have to clear waivers, unlike, for example, forward Oscar Lindberg (who's got one goal and six assists in 22 games). Vegas can send Pirri down without any risk of losing him.

The Golden Knights are riding a seven-game winning streak and face the San Jose Sharks on Thursday night - likely with Pirri in the lineup.

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