In the ranking list (by importance) of competitions he'd have
1. Nationals (not attending)
2. GPF (depends on his season)
3. Worlds (didn't attend)
4. 4CC (didn't attend)
So he'd find himself in the same position as Sasha (though possibly better if he gets a second assignment and makes the final.
Asking fora bye to this worlds just gone would have been fine, but i don'[t think he'd get one to the Olympics if he didn't attend nationals this coming season.