The local papers have articles today written by local writers. The Trib article says nothing new, so I'm not even linking to it. The PG article, however, has some info from Slava Malamud, a Russian journalist who was once Malkin's translator. Malamud indicates that Malkin is either in America, or in the process of obtaining a visa. He could be with the Penguins within two weeks. Of course, you have to take this with a grain of salt, as Slava may have no idea where Malkin actually is or what he is doing.
The article, by Robert Dvorchak (where's Shelly Anderson?), also says that Malkin's parents will have a difficult time because of this decision to desert - they'll likely forfeit the nice living arrangements they had.