Escrow set at 16%; Burmistrov escapes discipline; Cleary refuses to report (Puck Headlines)


• The Empire State Building welcomes the New York Islanders to Brooklyn … even though the building is in Manhattan. It’s the thought that counts, right? 

• The NHL and NHLPA have set escrow at 16-percent for the first quarter of the season. [TSN]

• Alex Burmistrov will not face supplemental discipline for his high hit on Patrice Bergeron. [CSNNE]

• Daniel Cleary refuses to report to Grand Rapids after clearing waivers. This could get ugly. [Detroit Free Press]

• The AHL and the Professional Hockey Players’ Association (PHPA) have ratified a new CBA. [The AHL]

• “Pain Is Coming: Mike Babcock goes from killing floor to Maple Leafs.” [SI]

• Philadelphia Flyers announce AHL defenseman, Logan Pyett, is out indefinitely with a cancerous sarcoma in his leg. Best of luck to him on his treatment. [Broad Street Hockey

• Peter Budaj turns his PTO with the Los Angeles Kings into a contract and is then put on waivers. [Today’s Slap Shot]

• Chad Johnson is the starter for the Buffalo Sabres with Robin Lehner out indefinitely. [Buffalo Hockey Beat]

• What’s it like to spend a lot of time with Alex Ovechkin in Moscow? Journalist Graham Bensinger taks about the experience. [Japers’ Rink]

• Bobby Ryan spent much of his offseason watching tape following his exit interview with Bryan Murray in an attempt to return to his 30-goal scoring form. [ESPN]

•  Four signs the Los Angeles Kings still aren’t over their ex (i.e. Martin Jones). [Thx Bud

• Christopher Illitch, son of Detroit Red Wings and Tigers owner, Mitch, believes in the power of the Wings and the money in pizza sales. [Malik Report]

• For the Dallas Stars, their playoff push begins in October. [The Hockey Writers]

• Seven years ago Viktor Tikhonov made his NHL debut. After spending years in the AHL and KHL, the jitters are back as he makes his Chicago Blackhawks debut. [Chicago Sun Times]

• Six things we learned from Thursday night’s NHL action. [Sportsnet]

• More on unlikely rise of Andy Greene to New Jersey Devils captain. [Fire & Ice

• In depth fancy stats look at Matt Duchene from two perspectives. [Dobber]

• Tom Nilsson opts to play for Frolunda instead of re-signing with the Toronto Marlies. [PPP]

• First-call up options for the Calgary Flames. [Flames Nation]

• Goalies may hate 3-on-3, but it’s been fun for everyone else. [CBS Sports]

• Previewing the top women’s collegiate hockey games this weekend. [Along The Boards]

• Ottawa Senators have Toronto Blue Jays fever. [Ottawa Sun]

• Finally, want to train like a hockey player? We don’t recommend it, but here’s a look at several pros doing their off-season workouts at Prentiss Hockey Performance. [The Players Tribune]