A 67-year-old male presents to the emergency room complaining of sudden substernal pain and a feeling that something tragic is about to occur. He is treated for an acute myocardial infarction but dies 12 days after. On autopsy, a large transmural anterior wall infarction is noted by the pathologist after staining with triphenyl tetrazolium chloride. Which of the following light microscopic features is expected to be seen during the histopathological examination?