CLAUDE GIROUX has been visiting chiropractic neurologist Dr. Ted Carrick in Georgia since Monday, according to his agent, Pat Brisson.

On Wednesday afternoon, Brisson said Giroux is "doing real well" and was hoping to have a full report on Wednesday night. Brisson said late Wednesday night that he had not yet received any updates.

Giroux, 24, suffered a neck injury on Nov. 16 in Germany while playing for the Berlin

Polar Bears when he was checked in the head. Before that, he had collected 19 points in nine games for the Polar Bears.

When contacted by the Daily News, Giroux referred all comment to Brisson. The Flyers are not permitted to have contact with Giroux during the NHL lockout, which reached its 74th day on Thursday.

Carrick, based at Life University in Marietta, Ga., is best known for treating NHL stars Sidney Crosby, Jonathan Toews and Minnesota forward Guillaume Latendresse for their concussions. Crosby is also represented by Brisson and CAA Sports.

At this point, all that has been reported is that Giroux has suffered a "minor neck injury," though Brisson has never definitively ruled out a concussion when asked.

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