The Washington Times - July 2, 2008, 10:41AM

But that was really a tease. The Caps signed a pair of free agents, but they aren’t likely to be spending a lot of time with the big club this season.

Defenseman Tyler Sloan, 27, and right wing Graham Mink, 29, were inked to contracts. Sloan has played for the Hershey Bears the past two seasons and did get to spend a few days with the Caps after the regular season ended and before the playoffs started as a practice player. Mink was a central figure in the Bears’ Calder Cup run in 2006 and had spent the past two seasons with Worcester in the AHL.