The Canadian federal government is expected to approve a seven-day quarantine for NHL players from American-based teams traded to Canadian-based teams.

CBC's David Cochrane was the first to report the news.

The new seven-day quarantine will include extra testing.

The news comes just weeks before the NHL's April 12 Trade Deadline.

Currently any player dealt from an American team to a Canadian team would have to quarantine for 14 days.