Players participating in R&D camp

The NHL announced that 36 of the top-rated players eligible for the 2012 NHL entry draft will participate in the Research, Development and Orientation Camp in Toronto on Aug. 17 and 18.

Penguins coach Dan Bylsma and Coyotes coach Dave Tippett will lead the players as they test a number of proposed rule changes, rink markings and strategies. Narrower nets, different netting and headset communications that allow on-ice officials to communicate with each other are among the ideas being tested.