Seems to indicate that Black isn't getting a pro contract this year and isn't going to be part of Albany. I think that makes sense, unfortunately. The fact that Reece Scarlett hasn't played either game might indicate that he won't be returning to Swift Current (which I'd always assumed)
If Scarlett turns pro, I wonder if his huge ice time is a factor. The Devils may want him taking a year to focus more on physical improvement than being worn out from such heavy playing time.