The Flyers added a depth forward late Tuesday with the signing for former Calgary Flames forward Blair Jones to a two-way contract.
The 27-year-old centerman from Central Butte, Sask., has bounced back and forth between the AHL and the NHL since 2006.
He played 14 games for the Flames in 2013-14 with two goals and 21 penalty minutes.
“A depth player for us who should help fill in if we have the need,” Hextall said, meaning Jones would likely be assigned to the Phantoms.
Jones spent most of last season in the AHL with the Abbotsford Heat, playing 38 games. He scored 17 goals and had 38 points overall.
He was originally a fourth-round draft pick with Tampa Bay in 2005 and played portions of four seasons with the Lightning.