The Capitals and their AHL affiliate will remain partners through the 2013-14 season. As part of the agreement the Bears will play at the Verizon Center next season.
In just his second full NHL season Capitals defenseman Karl Alzner quietly became the team's best and most reliable blue liner.
Former Capitals enforcer Craig Berube says he has a good situation as an assistant coach in Philadelphia, but would be interested in any head coaching position in the NHL.
Defenseman Dennis Wideman will become a free agent on July 1. He could cost too much for the Caps to keep him.