During a Swedish broadcast of the Avalanche-New Jersey Devils game Saturday in Newark, N.J., former Avs center and Hockey Hall of Famer Peter Forsberg was a guest in-studio analyst and said Colorado should “bench and trade” disgruntled center Matt Duchene.

Duchene, who is visibly unhappy to be with the team but hasn’t publicly demanded a trade, reported to training camp Sept. 14 saying he was only doing so to honor his contract, teammates and fans. On Sept. 18 he was vague about how he felt beginning the season with the Avs and last week he said he would only answer questions about the upcoming game. Duchene’s only in-depth interview since he reported was on the Las Vegas shooting.

“Doubtful that he should be allowed to play (with Colorado),” Forsberg, whose words were translated by Expressen reporter Robin Lindgren, said in the Swedish broadcast. “Put him in the stands. If I were playing with a player that I know doesn’t even want to be in the team, it’s not like he is going to throw himself on the ice and block shots with his head. It is mostly difficult to have a player like that in the team, although he is skillful and is doing his best. I would rather play with someone that wants to be there. I would put him on the bench and trade him.”